1. Do you prefer a real Christmas tree or synthetic?
I always love a real Christmas tree and my boyfriend loses it if we even mention fake trees so we always have a real one, but when I was a kid, my mom often bought fake ones. In fact, she recently bought a fake one that rotates LOL.
2. You’re in a coffee shop, what do you pick?
Lately, I’ve been loving peppermint mochas, but I also love the caramel apple ciders, anything hot chocolate, and my favorite is the toffee nut soy latte. During winter, I’m really obsessed with green tea of any kind and I recently tried cinnamon tea which is AMAZING!
3. What’s your favorite color scheme for decorating the tree?
Hmm yeah we really don’t have a color scheme – we just kind of put ornaments on it and lights and call it a day haha. By default, I guess it ends up being red and green. If I were to theme it, I’d probably do blue and gold as I think that looks really pretty!
4. Giving or receiving?
Of course, everyone loves receiving gifts, but I really enjoy shopping for other people. I’m obsessed with finding that perfect gift that will just make their holiday. Sometimes, I will hate it if I can’t figure out what they want or would like, but mostly I really enjoy it. It feels like a treasure hunt or a mystery.
5. To mince pie or not to?
Never had it so I have no idea LOL.
6. What’s your traditional Sunday lunch?
We don’t really do lunch – we do dinner – and it’s usually turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and pumpkin pie ( with my boyfriend’s family ) . My mom usually does really extravagant dishes since she’s such an amazing cook which usually includes filet mignon, lamb, sweet potatoes and some kind of herb Italian sausage, but this year, we’ve all decided to go to this famous sushi and Korean BBQ restaurant so I’m psyched for that!
7. Christmas day fashion?
Typically, I wear a red dress, but this year I’m rocking these new ASOS red velvet leggings, a black peplum top and some rose gold jewelry and heels as I just couldn’t find a nice dress in stores and the ones I wanted online wouldn’t get here in time. I’m still on the fringe with what kind of makeup I’ll be doing, but I’m playing around with some looks. I did a post on all of this – HERE.
8. What’s your favorite Christmas song?
My favorite Christmas song is probably “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” or anything by Frank Sinatra or the Glen Miller Band. It all sounds seriously American haha, but I love it. It reminds me of growing up with my Dad who is really old fashioned and would play that music as we decorated the tree or drove around looking at everyone’s Christmas lights. It feels magical to listen to any of them ♥
9. What’s your favorite Christmas film?
I have a few. I’m near religious about watching Harry Potter, but The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (Narnia) is the one the really feels like Christmas to me. My mom used to read it to me when I was really young and the films just have a winter feel about them, esp LWW. I also really like The Holiday, Pride and Prejudice, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Santa Clause, and Love Actually 😛
10. Open presents before or after lunch?
I have quite a bit of family and my parents are divorced so I spend Christmas Eve with my mom where we open presents. Then, my boyfriend’s family all have a tradition of opening presents at midnight and I usually visit my dad on Christmas day. So, from Christmas Eve to Christmas Day, I’m opening gifts. It probably sounds cool, but in reality, it’s kind of tiring to do so much traveling. On the upside, where everyone normally gains weight during the holidays, I typically lose weight as I do so much running around LOL.
Bonus Questions ♥
What Do You Do for Christmas?
See above 😀
Do You Have Any Unique Christmas Traditions?
Mostly, just driving around to see everyone’s lights and I guess the way I spend Christmas could be considered unique!
What’s On Your Christmas Wish List This Year?
Naked 3 Palette, Flowerbomb Perfume by Viktor&Rolf, my good health and fitness, and for everyone I love to be safe and happy .