I have been tagged by Steve from Bloggertropolis.
"When people say 'Christmas' you immediately think..."
Post Christmas dieting-sad but true.
I also remember the total belief I held as a child that Jesus was born that night all those years ago and I would love more than anything to return to that child like belief.Presents were never really that significant as I was growing up but the spiritual aspect of Christmas for me was definitely the most important thing.
"Favourite Christmas memory..."
As a child, going with my mother to the local woods to find a small log to make a Yule Log.
"Favourite Christmas song/carol..."
Now this is not so easy to answer.
My favourite carol is IN THE BLEAK MID WINTER-I find it hauntingly beautiful but I also like the children's Christmas song LITTLE JESUS SWEETLY SLEEP.
My favourite Christmas song is FAIRY TALE OF NEW YORK closely followed by the David Essex rendition of WINTER'S TALE.
"Favourite Christmas movie..."
I love the film Scrooged as it is so funny.
"Favourite Christmas character..."
Sadly, due to financial implications, as a child I never believed in Santa but I really loved the Christmas story and I think I liked the donkey best. As an adult, I do love the European Christmas traditions .
In Austria where Anastasia lives, December 6th is the day Saint Nicholas, the giver of gifts, makes his rounds accompanied by his devilish assistant, Knecht Rupnecht, he can occasionally be seen roaming the streets giving sweets and apples to good children while his companion playfully beckons "little sinners" to feel the string of his golden rod.
Spooky or what!
"Favourite Christmas ornament/object..."
I buy the girls a Christmas tree ornament every Christmas, so with 6 girls we have LOTS of tree ornaments.This years theme is stars.
"Plans for this Christmas..."
To do as little as possible.
I love giving presents and I love to see people open them so I am looking forward to that.
I also like to decorate the family graves, whilst South America may decorate theirs on The Day of the Dead,here the graves look very festive at Christmas.I once saw a man pouring a can of beer into a grave!
"Is Christmas your favourite holiday?"
I like the general overall atmosphere that lasts from November through to New Years Day.
I would hate the thought of it being 'Christmas every day' but it would be so nice for some of that feeling to last all year.
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