After reading Stacey from Beautiful Solutions' Christmas Tag 2014 post I really wanted to find some time to do my own on Christmas Eve! Unfortunately the excitement of everything meant that time got away from me and I completely forgot to do it! So after a fantastic festive day with all the family, I have found some time to blog whilst sat all cosy on the sofa watching Downton Abbey!
What is your favourite Christmas song?
My favourite Christmas song is definitely Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'...but an even better version is definitely from Love Actually when the cute little American girl is singing to her classmate (Liam Neeson's on screen son). You must have seen that? If not, youtube it. She turns round and points at him whilst singing 'All I Want For Christmas Is You', adorable moment!
What is your favourite festive drink?
Although it may not be very festive, I love pink champagne on Christmas day. It has always been a tradition on my mothers side of the family and since my grandmother passed away earlier in the year, we have been keen to continue as many of the amazing things we have grown up with whilst spending Christmas in her beautiful home over the years.
Do you have a favourite Christmas film?
I think it is quite easy to answer this, of course it is Love Actually! The incredible variety of story lines and great actors make it the loveliest movie all year round, not just at Christmas time. I recently came back from holiday with my mother and as we landed on the weekend it was really busy so it felt like the beginning and closing scenes of Love Actually. Everyone running to cuddle family members, laughing, crying and exhausted after some time away!
What is your favourite festive makeup or nail art look?
I am a bit useless with my nails nowadays since removing my gels but luckily this year, my father came to my rescue and bought me some beautiful Dior nail varnish (post to come)! On Christmas day this year we decided to be rather relaxed with our clothing and that was the same with our hair and makeup. I went for a simple look with some red lipstick to jazz it all up a little and left my hair to fall naturally.
What is your favourite outfit at Christmas time? (LBD? Christmas jumper? PJ’s?)
As I was growing up, it was very important for us all to buy an outfit for Christmas day and we would make a real effort whilst visiting all the family throughout England. Nowadays as we have a smaller family, we spend it all together in our Christmas jumpers on our top half and cosy clothing on our bottom half (with fluffy socks of course). The whole day should be about enjoying each others company and making sure that the day is spend as relaxed as possible!
Would you rather play out in the snow or enjoy it from inside with the fire and a cuppa?
I think it would love a combination of both of these. Maybe spend half an hour outside running around and being childish with each other, and then quickly run inside to thaw out in front of the fire with blankets, tea and biscuits!
Wrapping presents - love or loath?
LOVE! I think there is nothing nicer than making a present look all beautiful to go under the tree in the weeks running up to Christmas. My other half is not quite so optimistic about the idea of wrapping and I spent an evening last week basically re-wrapping all of his family gifts!
What is your favourite Christmassy food?
The stuffing in the roast, whatever kind of stuffing! Once it is covered in gravy and on the same fork as some brussel sprout and turkey, it is always a treat!
What is your favourite thing about Christmas?
I definitely think it is the simple honesty and generosity of family. Making an effort to all see each other, sit down to a gorgeously over the top meal and talking about all the great parts of the year! Presents aren't important to me, if I got to see each and every member of my family but had to sacrifice presents then I happily would. I think it should be all about enjoying the wonderful people that surround you!
Hope you have had a fantastic day celebrating Christmas!