Christmas Tag… πŸŽ„ #Festive #Fun

A week or two back I came across a series of fun Christmas questions on lovely Shelley Wilson’s blog – so I accepted her open invitation to join in. What would your answers be?

What is your favourite Christmas film?
Probably Home Alone – escapism, good fun – and isn’t it the kind of thing you wished for, as a kid? To do whatever you liked, without your parents around to stop you?

Have you ever had a white Christmas?
I live in Switzerland…

Where do you usually spend your holiday?
Here at home, in a lakeside town in N.E. Switzerland. My home overlooks a wintry wood, and through the trees I can see Lake Constance, with glimpses of Germany on the other side.

What is your favourite Christmas song?
Not sure I have one. Nothing that’s belted out in supermarkets from mid-November onwards, anyway!

Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?
In Switzerland, Christmas Eve is the main event. That’s when the Christ Child comes, whizzing through homes in the late afternoon, leaving fully-decorated Christmas trees with presents underneath in his wake. The grand present-opening takes place after dinner. The main advantage here is that the kids go to bed late and aren’t up at 04.30am to see what Santa’s brought…

Can you name all of Santa’s Reindeer?
Rudolph, Donner, Blitzen, Prancer, Dancer, Dasher – stuck.

Is your Christmas tree real or fake?
When the kids were small we had a real one, but nowadays our tree is fake. It’s just easier. We still have decorations from way back, many of them made by the boys at kindergarten. Like the toilet paper angel. Just cut out a cardboard angel, glue on tiny balls of loo roll and fluffy wings, paint silver. They last for decades…

Are you a pro-present wrapper, or do you fail miserably?
Whenever possible I just squash coloured tissue paper round pressies and put them in a nice gift bag. MUCH easier.

What is your all-time favourite holiday food/sweet treat?
The Christmas sherry.

Favourite holiday drink?
The Christmas sherry.

What made you realise the truth about Santa?
A little friend told me at school. My mother was distraught.

Do you make New Year Resolutions? Do you stick to them?
Not really, and not really. Good ones for 2019 might be: do more exercise and more writing, and keep my desk tidier. I might keep two of these…

Favourite Christmas smell?
The Christmas sherry.

Do you own/wear a Christmas jumper?
I would LOVE a Christmas jumper, but they haven’t really arrived in Switzerland yet and as I tend to avoid travelling to the UK in winter, I don’t get the chance to buy them. And yes, I know I could order online, but that’s not the same as going into a shop crammed with frantic Christmas shoppers and choosing wacky jumpers for all the family. I suppose I could knit them…

I’ll pass the Christmas tag on to anyone who wants to join in!

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6 Responses to Christmas Tag… πŸŽ„ #Festive #Fun

  1. mmwb10 says:

    Lovely, Linda! I so enjoy finding out more about people – especially the Christmas sherry. I don’t like it myself but my parents always had sherry in beautiful sherry glasses, from my paternal grandfather’s house, at around eleven on Christmas morning, when my sister and I were aloud to open one main present each. Happy Christmas and I hope you get that seasonal jumper next year!

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    • lindahuber says:

      Happy Christmas to you too, Moira! The tradition in our family is to have a glass of sherry on the afternoon on the 24th, while we’re putting up the tree. I only buy it at Christmas – I enjoy sherry, but it’s more alcoholic and more calorific than wine… πŸ™‚


  2. Making me just a little homesick! California has tons of Christmas decorations and there are some fun customs, such as eggnog (I noticed you mentioned Christmas Sherry three times, ha), funny Christmas hats and so on, but I miss the snow (just around Christmas time!–the rest of the year I can do without). Wishing you a wonder holiday season with lots of cheer!

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    • lindahuber says:

      Nothing like some Christmas sherry for that festive feeling… I agree about the snow. It’s lovely for about three days, just to look at, and then it’s boring. We had a few centimetres over the weekend and it’s still lying. The upside is, the Swiss are great at keeping roads clear. I guess you won’t have snow in California, but do have a very merry Christmas with lots of eggnog and other nice things x!


  3. Merry ChristmasπŸ˜„πŸŽ„πŸŽβ„πŸŽ…

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