The Christmas Tag

As I grow older the excitement for Christmas is fading and instead is replaced by the anxious feeling of wondering wether or not the gifts I have chosen for those I love will be liked. More than anything now that most of my family has moved out, the excitement comes when we are finally together at last. In the end isn't the reunion better than the celebration? (unless you're one of the decreasing few that actually acknowledge what Christmas really is). Putting Christmas decorations up is just a constant reminder that soon enough we will all be a happy family once again.

1. What is your favorite Christmas Movie?

I'm not really one for Christmas movies but I know that the famous Elf movie is something I can constantly watch over and over. The Nightmare Before Christmas is another good one I like to watch since it brings back such good memories of my childhood (although creepy ones).

2. Do you open your Christmas presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

I guess growing up in a latino household we always did Christmas a little differently. Depending on how we felt (how tired our parents were) we opened our presents early Christmas Eve evening but when it is just our immediate family we always try to open them on midnight onto Christmas day.

3. Do you have a favorite Christmas memory?

I'm not great at remembering things from my past (why I have been cursed with this short-term memory loss, I'm not quite sure) but the one thing I remember as a child is the thrill of the surprise. Not knowing what I was going to get was the best part of the whole event. Now, since we are all much older, money is usually the way we go if we are not certain what someone might like.

4. What is your favorite festive food?

We always try to make a feast for Christmas and most of the time it is different every year, but I would have to just say that generally my favorite food to have around the holidays are stuffing and mashed potatoes YUM! Also, having sugar cookies really fulfill my sweet tooth for the end of the year, especially if they look all fun and festive!

5. Favorite Christmas gift?

Oh gosh, this one is pretty obvious... MY LAPTOP! I was out of a computer for quite a long time before I finally got my macbook air a few Christmases ago. Ever since I have received this laptop I have not had a day go by that I haven't used it wether it be editing, blogging or catching up on some youtube or new articles. This is my baby.

6. Favorite Christmas scent?

People that know me are probably laughing at reading this question. I have born without having the ability to smell so this question is pretty much void. I really try to gather general agreements on the scents I purchase for the house, so definitely Woodsy Fireplaces smells and Sweet Baking scents for sure!

7. Do you have Christmas Eve traditions?

We don't really have any traditions because every year something comes up wether it be a job or 
the inability to be here but the thing we do on several Christmases is to get dressed in our pjs and open present at midnight while we take really dorky pictures with the items that we get.

8. What tops your tree?

For almost my entire life we have always topped our tree with an angel, but over the years, that angel has just been so worn out that lately we've been using a large glitter bow near the top of the tree. 

9. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?

Probably a pet... For my entire life my parents have had a very stern answer to that. NO! It wasn't until I was and adult that I just happened to bring home a kitten that my parents and siblings fell in love. I don't quite know now how we ever lived without my little Pixel-bear.

10. What's the best part about Christmas for you?

The best part about Christmas is finally having my entire family all together again. Now that my family is finally off and far away working, nothing is better than having the family home again. Also, now that I'm much older, buying gifts for my family is another thing I really love to do. I finally get to give back after always being the one to receive. 

Now.... I tag Marissa Leal @ http://marissaleal.blogspot.com/ !
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