Saturday, 23 December 2017

BloggersTribe Christmas Tag: Emma (@beauty_bentley)

Helloooo everyone, I have kindly been asked by Bloggers Tribe to take part in a Christmas Tag which I gladly accepted....because duh I love Christmas! So below I have included all of the rules and questions so if you would like to take part feel free! Merry Christmas! - Emma


Put on your favourite Christmas songs to listen to while answering!
Answer our 12 questions
Add 2 questions of your own
Have a Christmas drink and/or snack
Tag 4 more bloggers to take part
Take a picture in your favourite Christmas jumper and send it to us for our Round Up post! We want to see everyone who takes part! (Photo doesn’t have to include your face if you don’t want it to – just take a pic of your jumper)

Standard Questions:

When do you start thinking about Christmas?
I start thinking about buying gifts for people around September/October time, each year I try to be a little more organised and I think starting early is key even if you just start setting some money aside and get all your gifts closer to Christmas. That's when I start thinking about the practical side of Christmas but I start to get excited and feel the Christmas spirit after my birthday which is towards the end of November, that's when I want to head out to Christmas markets and put on festive jumpers.

What has been your most memorable Christmas present to date (good or bad!)?
Ooooh this is a difficult one, Christmas gifts are often material items and there are lots that I have loved over the years but I'm going to cheat and tell you my favourite gift of all time (it was actually a birthday gift). The most amazing gift anyone has ever given me has to be my dog, Bentley! I absolutely adore him, I always wanted a dog as a child and finally, at the age of 21, I got my wish!

Do you have any Christmas traditions?
One of my favourite traditions is staying home all day on Christmas Eve, watching movies, putting on brand new pyjamas and eating lots of sweets. I try to do this every year but obviously when I'm working this isn't an option which is, unfortunately, the case this year.

Which Christmas film is the greatest of them all?
I think my all-time favourite has to be Elf! I love this film and watch it every year, it's just the perfect feel-good funny film for this time of year and it definitely gets me excited for Christmas!

You have an empty seat at your table on Christmas Day – who do you invite and why? Can be absolutely anyone!

Where in your house does your Christmas Tree go each year?
Our tree always sits in the same corner in our living room, it's the perfect spot as people passing by outside can catch a glimpse and it really makes a statement as it's one of the first things you will spot when you visit our house.

Name the top 3 songs on your Christmas Party Playlist
Mariah Carey - All I want for Christmas is You
The Pogues - Fairytale of New York
Wham! - Last Christmas

Who is the hardest person you’ve ever had to buy a Christmas present for?
I think men, in general, are difficult to shop for.....just tell us what you want god damn it! I often struggle thinking of ideas for my other half and I actually think it's just me putting pressure on myself because he would be happy with anything I pick for him but when you love someone you want to find a gift that they will truly love.

When do you eat your Christmas dinner, and what all is on your menu?
We usually eat Christmas dinner around 3pm and what we have usually depends on who's cooking, my mum and I have always gone to one of our family members houses for dinner but last year for the first time ever we stayed home and I think we will be doing the same again this year. I don't like beef so my favourite thing to have is turkey or chicken with all the trimmings and plenty of gravy.

What’s your favourite Christmas related quote?
'Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store maybe Christmas means a little bit more'

Are you a wrapping paper person, or boxes and bags? Or are you a mix?
I like a mix, I actually get very excited about wrapping Christmas gifts and choose a 'theme' each year so that all my wrapping paper, gift bags, tags and tissue paper are co-ordinated. I love to put on some Christmas music and a festive candle and sit down to wrap everyone's gifts, this always makes me feel very festive and really makes it feel like Christmas.

What makes Christmas so special to you?
I'm not sure it's something I can pinpoint, I love everything about this time of year. I love how we spend more quality time with our families and create memories for the future. I love cosy nights in watching Christmas movies, reminiscing about previous years and feeling that little bit less selfish and being more giving. Oh and I really, really love Christmas dinner! All the little things that you love at this time of year make it a so special!

Your Questions:

Add 2 questions of your own here!
If Santa recruited a new reindeer to help out with Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen, what would you name them?

What is your favourite Christmas treat/food?

Take a break, you’ve earned it! Grab a gingerbread flavoured hot chocolate and a mince pie!

I would like to tag:

And to finish off, here’s me in my favourite Christmas jumper!

Thank you so much to Emma for taking part in our Christmas Tag! Want to take part in our tag? Simply copy the questions, write your post, and remember to use our hashtag and we'll share it around Twitter for you! Call back tomorrow for the first guest post blogmas post of the season!

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