The Christmas Tag 2014

It is Christmas Eve which means it is the 24th day of Blogmas! Today's post includes me doing the Christmas Tag and I did something similar about two years ago but I saw there was different questions so I guess I can do something like it again.

1. What is your favorite Christmas Movie/s?
I would say my favorite movie is Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer. It is the first movie that comes to mind and I loved it growing up and had to watch it every year alone and with my parents and they knew how obsessed I was about it and the song just cracked me up and my mom would always request it on the radio for me and one time at 5 in the morning she woke me up to hear the radio DJ greet me and played the song and no mater how tired I was I danced and sang along a little too loudly. I do enjoy Christmas films and still love watching them now and it is one of my fave things to do in December.

2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
It is always on Christmas morning and I wake up my parents really early but it is usually around 7-8am so when I was getting older I watched Christmas cartoons and waited until they woke up and I would make them coffee to get them out of bed faster. I would though go to the Christmas tree to see if Santa came and I wi always get so excited and couldn't wait until they woke up. But every Christmas until now my body knows it is Christmas and wakes up early no matter what time I get to bed.

3. Do you have a favorite Christmas memory?
I'm not sure I'd have to think but as I do I recall something that makes me smile as I type the story. I think I was about 5 or 6 when this happened. I woke up and in our living room by the Christmas tree there were chairs set up and sheets over it but I didn't look underneath it I just thought my mom had done laundry and left it alone. so when both my parents were up my mom was hinting and said what was that and how did this. She was actually yelling at me for creating this like I created some sort of fort. When my dad got his camera out and started recording he said to look underneath and when I pulled it off I saw one of those electronic barbie jeeps you could drive and I was so happy. If you could see that video you could see how happy ad I had some great memories from that thing. I just wish I knew where that video was because it was so cool having that moment. There are probably more but that one comes to mind.

4. Favorite festive food?
We didn't have any festive food if I remember correctly so I say cookies I guess but Christmas cookies.

5. Favorite Christmas gift?
I've gotten so many good ones but my favorite as a kid would have had to been a barbie jeep. You can hear that story in question number 3 of how I got it. When I got a little older I would say it was my Nintendo DS as I really wanted one and it was my all time favorite. I might have more but I don't quite remember them.
6. Favorite Christmas scent?
Cookies I guess. I don't really have a favorite scent but I wish I would say like pine needles but we never had a real Christmas tree so I don't know the smell.
7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
I used to go to midnight mass with my mom and I would always fall asleep halfway through it and then I'd wake up just before it is over and when we get home I was allowed to pick and open one present before I go to bed that my parents got me because of course Santa didn't come yet. I also love that and rember before we left I would watch Christmas movies with my dad.

8. What tops your tree?
It's a big gold glittery star. My mom bought it on sale after Christmas one year when I was litle and it had always been our tree topper up until we moved countries and left it behind during the move but I still remember my dad putting it up and it is kind of sad I never got to but I hope I can make a tradition of that in the future.

9. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?
I don't want to sound spoiled but I always got whatever I wanted and sometimes even more. I was an only child and it was a mircale my mom could have me so they bought me whatever I wanted during Christmas and made sure I had happy memories through my childhood.Now it is a different story but as a kid I loved Christmas and wish I never grew up hen I look back on my Christmases.

10. What's the best part about Christmas for you?
I don't have a favorite part and I will just say the whole season. I will tell you what we did on Christmas so I already told you about some of it but the rest of Christmas day so while I opened presents my dad would put a video camera on the tripod and record me opening presents. I would wear a pretty Christmas dress when I was younger and red and green when I got older but never pajamas as my mom didn't want that but I did have some Christmas pajamas growing up but far many more today. So after every gift I would show the camera and take a picture with it. Can you imagine how much footage we have? My dad could have been a youtuber with all the vlogs we did growing up. When all the gifts are done with me and both my parents I would watch the Disneyland parade and it had become a tradition every year we would watch it me and my dad while my mom either cooks breakfast and cleans up everything. Then I would just spend my day playing with my Christmas presents and that's it. Christmas usually only lasted in the morning I feel like in my family and at night we would watch whatever Christmas movie that was on and that's it. I liked it though and had amazing Christmases. Now that I am in the Philippines it is a while different culture and not the same anymore. I wish it was and would love to recreate those moments but I can't and I just hope one day with my family I can do what I experienced.

This was such a fun tag and it brought back some fun Christmas memories and I loved telling you a little about my Christmas past along the way. So that is it for blogmas day 24 and tomorrow is Christmas and the last day but it will be a special one tomorrow so hope to see you back here and Merry Christmas Eve everyone!
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