The Ultimate Christmas Meme

I've shied away from memes lately; there seemed to be an influx in November for NaNoNeNoMeNaBloMoProMo and they all seemed a little bit samey. However, I will admit that in not joining in with this one, I am being an Ebeneezer. And so having been tagged by Not My Year Off, Mum 2 Four, The Crazy Kitchen and at least two others (one of which I think was Mummy vs. Work), I shall stop being all bah humbug and get on with it!

  • The Christmas song I can even listen to in June is…

"All I want for Christmas is you" by Mariah Carey.

  • Hot chocolate, egg nog or mulled wine?

Hot chocolate (but not too hot because I don't like hot drinks). Why in God's name would anyone drink egg nog? And mulled wine is quite frankly, minging.

  • When do you put your decorations up?

Normally a fortnight before, however this year we were at the Tots100 Christmas party that weekend so I did it the weekend before.

  • What are you having for Christmas dinner?

Oh well, where do I start?

Starter: spinach & blue cheese roulade

Main: four bird roast (for the meat-eating men) or filo parcel with leeks and asparagus in a white wine sauce

Sides: roast potatoes, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach and peas, brussel sprouts, honey roasted carrots and parsnips, swede and sweet potato mash, pigs in blankets (meat & veggie ones), stuffing, cranberry sauce, onion gravy.

Pudding: Home-made Christmas pudding using Mummy Mishaps recipe (adapted) with one of the following: brandy sauce, brandy butter, brandy cream, Tesco Finest Chantilly cream.

  • What’s your favourite Christmas tradition?

Long-standing one is shopping in Wally's Delicatessen in Cardiff. More recent one is getting The Boy to help decorate the tree and put the star on top.

  • Have you ever gone carole singing?

As much as I think I could win the X Factor, no-one else agrees, so no.

  • When did you discover the truth about Santa?

That he's real? Every time I watch Polar Express, Miracle on 34th Street and Arthur Christmas. If you think anything else, then shame on you!

  • How do you decorate your Christmas tree?

Lights first, then gold tinsel, then a selection of gold and natural decorations, although red seems to be creeping in. I used to have one in the living room too but have no space for that so it's going in the porch with silver baubles etc.

  • All I want for Christmas is…..

Sleep. Please?

Now I tag:

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Comments

  1. says

    thanks for joining in (eventually, ha!).
    Blimey that is some feast you will be having on the big day…..I'm going to make the Xmas pud this week sometime seeing that the mice ate the others!
    x

  2. Alli Marshall says

    I love egg nog!!!
    Your Christmas dinner sounds like a veritable feast, wondering I I can drive down to yours & back in a day!!!!

  3. says

    Ooooh I'm looking forward to doing this – Elvis has just walked in the door (seriously), I'm waiting for the boys in Blue (just as seriously) and I'm having to do 2 Tips & Tricks a night at the moment to catch up. I shall try tomorrow night

  4. Him Up North says

    The Blog Up North is on Christmas break, but I'll answer these here:

    The Christmas song I can listen to in June is: none of them. I like Christmas at Christmas.

    Hot chocolate, egg nog or mulled wine: Never had the latter two, so hot choc it is!

    When do you put your decorations up?: Couple of weeks before the big day? I like it decked out for the run-up.

    What are you having for Christmas dinner?: All the traditional fare. Thankfully I'm not making it, it's at the in-laws. Not as bad as it sounds.

    What's your favourite Christmas tradition?: we have a buffet on Christmas eve, keeping an eye on Norad's Santa Tracker (possibly for the last time this year), and watch Polar Express.

    Have you ever gone carole singing?: No. I sang in my school choir when I was at primary school, but didn't feel the compulsion to go door-to-door to do it.

    When did you discover the truth about Santa?: Quite young, I think. A friend of mine who was older told me. My innocence was shattered that day and, to be frank, has never recovered…

    How do you decorate your Christmas tree?: The tree itself requires major assemblage! Then it's lights followed by beads and baubles. And in reverse when we pack it away again.

    All I want for Christmas is…: an end to poverty, starting with my own and extending to the rest of the world.

    Merry Christmas!

  5. Bob says

    The Christmas song I can even listen to in June is…

    Not really a Christmas song until you see the video but I could watch/listen this on a constant loop every day of the year for every waking moment of the day.
    Malcolm Middleton's 'Were All Going to Die'
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbL9Vsobx8I

    Hot chocolate, egg nog or mulled wine?

    I love the smell of mulled wine but can't stand the taste. Hot chocolate wins!

    When do you put your decorations up?

    Normally two weeks before but this year in an attempt to empty packing boxes they went up a few days before December even started!

    What are you having for Christmas dinner?

    Home made vegetable soup
    Turkey and roast ham with roast potatoes, brussel sprouts and carrots
    Pudding is usually a combination of trifle, ice cream and christmas pudding with home made xmas cake to follow if there is room.

    What’s your favourite Christmas tradition?

    When I was a kid it was all the family coming over on boxing day to visit. These days that doesn't happen as often so I suppose it's being left along to cook the dinner :)

    Have you ever gone carole singing?

    Oh hell no.

    When did you discover the truth about Santa?

    Xmas 86 when I was 10. I sort of new before then but it was the first time it was confirmed by an adult. My parents had been into Glasgow to pick up a 'few things' so we went to my grandparents. I carried home a box wrapped in brown paper for them afterwards and dropped it only to rip the paper. Inside was the subbuteo world cup edition with the Mexician and Italian teams. They owned up after that.

    How do you decorate your Christmas tree?

    I do. Then my kids redecorate it throughout December and then I redo it on Xmas eve once theyve went to bed.

    All I want for Christmas is…..
    A change in luck.

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