What is your favourite thing about Christmas?
It sounds really corny but I have to say giving presents. I love to see people’s faces when they open something I’ve chosen for them. Although I have to admit, with a small baby to look after, this year’s Christmas shopping hasn’t had so much time and attention put into it!
When you were a kid, what did you leave for Santa on Christmas Eve?
Do you and/or your family have any Christmas traditions?
This Christmas will only be the third of my thirty-five Christmases that I haven’t been at my mum and dad’s house. (The first was when I did a ski season in 1999-2000 and the second in I think 2006 when I worked for in a bank call centre and had to work on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day but that year my parents came up to stay with me). We decided that seeing as it will be Toby’s first Christmas we would spend it at home just the three of us and then head down to see our parents on Boxing Day. It’s hard at Christmas living so far away from our family. We have to choose where to be – it’s not like we could have Christmas morning at home and then go to visit relatives later in the day. So I suppose we haven’t really got any Christmas traditions yet but this year could be the year to start some of our own.
When decorating, do you go all out or just do a small amount of decorating?
We don’t have tons of decorations – we do have two trees though. One big tree with all the decorations and then a smaller fibre optic one which used to be my only tree when I lived in a flat on my own. We have to have artificial trees because I’m really allergic to real ones. We’ve got some fairy lights in the window too and we usually have some outside along the front of the house but with the crazy weather this year we haven’t bothered putting them up.
What is your favourite Christmas dinner food?
I don’t like Christmas Pudding so my mum always gets me some sort of chocolate pudding with chocolate sauce which is delicious. I actually like the sprouts now too – when I was little I hated sprouts but I was always made to eat just one with my Christmas dinner. I suppose that was one of our Christmas traditions!
What is your favourite Christmas movie?
Die Hard! It is a Christmas movie!! I’m also partial to a bit of White Christmas.
What is your favourite Christmas song?
I was going to say All I Want For Christmas but I noticed loads of people have said that so I’m going to go with Let It Snow.
What was your favourite gift you’ve ever received?
What is your favourite memory?
Does it snow where you live?
Do you own an “ugly holiday sweater”?
Hot chocolate or eggnog?
Have you ever been kissed under a mistletoe?
You know what, I don’t think I have!