12 days of Christmas

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
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I finally finished all of our Christmas wrapping this weekend, and now that we are only about 10 days away from the big day, I thought I would do another Christmas-inspired post! I love this season so much, I can't help it. I saw the "12 Questions of Christmas" tag on Carly's blog and it looked so fun, I decided to answer the questions too! xx

1. What is your favorite Christmas tradition? 
I've always loved taking turns opening presents in our pajamas :) 
As a child though, it was writing our Christmas lists to Santa and then burning them in the fireplace so the ashes went to the North Pole. It's a British tradition courtesy of my Scottish mum ;)
2. Where do you spend Christmas? 
It varies every year...this year we will be in Akron, Ohio with Aaron's family this coming weekend, then home in Columbus (just the two of us) on actual Xmas...then my family are coming to Columbus around December 29th for a third celebration!

3. What is your favorite Christmas song? 
O Holy Night

4. Do you decorate before or after Thanksgiving? 
Absolutely before. I get bitten by the Christmas bug right after Halloween! lol
I see the months of November and December (including Thanksgiving) as part of the whole holiday season, so nothing wrong with getting festive in November! 

See my holiday home decor post HERE!  

5. Tinsel or garland? 
Garland, I love natural looking decorations - and while tinsel is pretty, it's a huge pain in the butt. 

6. Do you own an ugly Christmas sweater? 
Nope - I'd like to have a silly Christmas jumper though!

7. What is one Christmas food you cannot live without? 
Traditional peppermint candy canes - love them! Also, in our house we all love those silly slice and bake sugar cookies that Pillsbury has around the holiday time...you know the ones...

8. Peppermint or gingerbread? 
See previous question - peppermint ;)
9. Have you ever tried a fruit cake? 
Maybe when I was younger, but honestly can't remember...doesn't sound appetizing now though.

10. What is one thing you asked for this Christmas? 
A copy of the illustrated Harry Potter and the Socerer's Stone. See the rest of my Christmas list HERE

11. Who are you most excited to see this Christmas season? 
Probably my sister because I think I knocked it out of the park this year with her gift and I can't wait to see her face when she opens it! :) 

12. If you could be any Christmas movie character, who would you be? 
Either Amanda or Iris from The Holiday - love that little cottage in the English countryside! 


  1. love this! and yes i want to be Iris from the holiday, how adorable is that cottage?! my mum makes a fruit cake for my nana every single year.

  2. I make those Pillsbury cookies every year, too :) And yes to opening gifts one by one! The first Christmas I spent with my husbands family, everyone opened up all of their gifts at the exact same time and it was over in like 8 minutes - I kind of hated it, haha!


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