I’ve been looking for more ways to get involved on the blog without having to write so much (I’m lazy, I know). This week I was really lucky to read Angie Americana’s Christmas Tag post as part of her Blogmas post series.
It reminds me of the days of MySpace questionnaires and couldn’t help but get the urge to fill it out myself. Hope you enjoy!
1. What’s you favorite Christmas film?
How can you pick just one? I can’t so I’ll divide it between my favorite animated film and favorite live action film. Home Alone definitely takes the cake in the live action category. Because duh, it was every kids dream to be Kevin! The Nutcracker Prince (1990) is my favorite Christmas animated film. My sister and I used to watch it on loop growing up during the holidays. It really isn’t Christmas until we dust off the VHS player, make popcorn and drink hot chocolate while watching it.
2. Have you ever had a white Christmas?
Nope, I wish. Especially since every Christmas in the foreseeable future is going to be during the summer.
3. Where do you usually spend your holidays?
Up until three years ago I spent my holidays in Miami. But when we moved to Uruguay we’ve been here.
4. What is your favorite Christmas song?
‘Jingle Bells’ by Frank Sinatra. Best. Song. Ever.
5. Do you open you presents on Christmas eve?
Honestly it depends on the year. Growing up we were allowed to open one gift on Christmas eve and would have to wait for Christmas morning to open the rest. But as I got older we would just open them on Christmas eve. Now that Paloma is around we’ll probably go back to opening gifts on Christmas morning.
6. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?
Nope! I’ve never been good at remembering any of them except for Rudolph.
7. What holiday traditions are you most looking forward to this year?
Right now I’m most excited to start new traditions with Carlos and Paloma. We put up and decorated our tree the day after Thanksgiving as a family. We are taking PJ to meet Santa sometime in the next few days. As Paloma gets older I’m sure we’ll develop and add new traditions.
8. Is your Christmas tree real or fake?
It’s fake! I miss the smell of pine trees around this time of year but sadly Uruguay doesn’t offer real trees. [See featured image above].
9. What is your all-time favorite Christmas sweet/treat?
Turron. And not the soft, mushy kind either. It needs to be jaw-breaking hard. Mmmmmmm….
10. Be honest: Do you like giving gifts or receiving them better?
I love giving gifts! I like to think I’m really good at it. I spend MONTHS researching and really listening to everyone to see what would be the best gift.
11. What is the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received?
Oh man, that’s a tough one. Right now I’d have to say it was our last year in Miami. I had been wanting this Marc by Marc Jacobs purse for ages and Carlos said we couldn’t afford it. But he ended up surprising me with it on Christmas eve. I still use it every day and it’s in perfect condition.
12. What would be your dream place to visit for the holidays?
Anywhere that it snows. I would LOVE to experience a white Christmas.
13. Are you a Pro present wrapper, or do you fail miserably?
Oh man, I’d say I’m average. I don’t really put much effort into gifts given to my family members because I know how savage we are at unwrapping. But when it comes to extended family or friends, I put more care into presentation.
14. Most memorable holiday moment?
My last Christmas with my grandpa. He died on Christmas eve when I was seven, causing a lasting and lingering cloud around the holidays, but before he passed he spent the evening with us. I remember opening my gifts from him and freaking out over a Little Mermaid nightgown. I remember the smile on his face as I jumped up and down like a sugar-addicted kangaroo. I don’t know, just something about that moment always makes me smile.
15. What made you realize the truth about Santa?
No idea, but I’ll bet it had something to do with my sister.
16. Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? Do you stick to them?
Every year but I always break them. I can’t even remember what my resolutions were for this year–I’m sure there’ll be a post on that coming up–but I can tell you if I accomplished one it’s one too many.
17. What makes the holidays special for you?
My family. It’s going to be weird celebrating Christmas this year without my sister.