12 Days of Christmas |Day 2- Christmas Tag |2018

 

 

  1. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? With tons of gold lights and a red felt skirt. And we have SO many ornaments, both new ones and one’s that have been passed down in the family for generations.
  2. What is your favorite Christmas movie? Love Actually, always. But also The Holiday,  Santa Clause, Home Alone and Christmas with the Kranks.
  3. What do you put at the top of your tree? A gold star that we’ve had forever.
  4. What’s your favorite Christmas fragrance? I love the smell of cookies baking in the oven, and I love pine and cinnamon scents for candles.
  5. What do you like the most during Christmas? Being with my family, watching Christmas movies while drinking peppermint hot chocolate, baking Christmas cookies, decorating the house while listening to Christmas music… basically everything about the holiday season. It’s just such a happy time of the year.
  6. Do you celebrate Christmas with your family? Yes!
  7. Have you ever had a white christmas? Sadly no:( I’ve only ever seen snow once in my life and it’s when I was 6.
  8. What’s your favorite Christmas food? Anything homemade! I love my families Christmas cookies, but I’m more of a savory person so I love roasts, which we usually have for dinner on Christmas.
  9. When do you actually start shopping for Christmas? December 26th? Haha, not really, but I do keep my eye out for gifts all year round. If I find something I know someone will like, I’ll go ahead and get it. But During Thanksgiving, black Friday and cyber week is when I try to have all my Christmas shopping done.
  10. One of the memorable events that happened during the last Christmas? Last year was my first year of college, so it was so fun and exciting to be back home with my family. I decided to surprise my sister by going home a week earlier, so that was so much fun!
  11. Which kind of gifts do you usually get for Christmas? Over the past few years I’ve gotten tons of make-up, which I love! My family also loves Kate Spade so that’s a good go-to as well.
  12. Is your Christmas tree real or fake? Fake! We lived in the tropics so a real tree wouldn’t have lasted more than a week at best, and it would have been a nightmare to find.
  13. Have you ever received any luxurious gift on Christmas? I remember getting my first Kate Spade wallet for Christmas from my parents. It was striped orange and white and I felt like such an adult!
  14. Honestly, when did you first realize that Santa Clause and his gifts are non-existent? I don’t remember an exact moment, but I remember one Christmas going to my parents after opening our stockings (from Santa) and thanking them for my presents, knowing it was from them and not Santa.
  15. One interesting and/or funny thing that happened on Christmas? We went over to our friends house right before dinner on Christmas day to exchange gifts, and our parents decided they wanted to go have crab bee hoon for dinner and left the kids at home. So we ordered KFC and had that while watching Friends on an iMac for Christmas dinner. We still laugh about it to this day.
  16. Which essence do you use in cakes or cookies? Almond essence, it’s so Christmassy to me!
  17. What are your plans this Christmas? I’m going back to Tokyo for a couple weeks to be with my family for Christmas.
  18. What is your theme color that you wear the most for Christmas? I love red’s with white, dark greens with denim and anything gold and glittery
  19. How do you decorate your house during Christmas? A big Christmas tree with tons of lights and ornaments, wreaths on our front door and small wreaths on our bedroom doors, tinsel and bobbles around the living room, lot’s of Christmas candles and candle holders and lot’s of Christmas pillows.
  20. Favorite Christmas song? This Christmas, by Donny Hathaway (right now, this always changes)
  21. Who do you celebrate Christmas with and where? I usually spend Christmas eve with my family and our close family friends and then Christmas day with my mom, dad, sister and grandma (and of course my doggy!!).
  22. One thing that you never stop buying during Christmas? Starbucks peppermint mochas
  23. What is more fun to you? – Giving away gifts or being at the receiving end? Honestly, both. I get so much joy from buying/giving presents to others, and I also appreciate when someone else has put thought into a gift for me. I think gift giving is such a beautiful part of the holiday season, and that can come in so many different forms.
  24. What do you usually wear during Christmas? Haha, shorts and a t-shirt or a cute dress for church or dinner! I grew up in Singapore so it was always 85 degrees and sunny on Christmas day.
  25. One gift that you asked from Santa Clause that you actually got? A bean bag for my room
  26. What do you eat on Christmas eve? We always did Christmas eve with our really close family friends, and we’d have SO much food. We’d do ham, steak, grilled shrimp, stuffing, green bean casserole, mashes potatoes, creamed corn, brussels sprouts, salads, pecan pie, chocolate cake and peppermint ice cream.
  27. How did you celebrate Christmas during your childhood? My sister and I would wake up super early and then wake our parents up. We’d then go through our stocking to see what Santa left us, make breakfast (usually pancakes or French toast), and then do all the other presents. At around 11 we’d get ready for Christmas mass and then spend the rest of the day hanging out together doing something Christmassy. We’d spend a chunk of the afternoon cooking Christmas dinner, which was usually some kind of roast (this is pretty much what we still do now too).
  28. One dish that is your family tradition on Christmas? We make these cookies called Holiday Nuggets (my Grandma’s cookies) which are almond cookies with red and green candied cherries on top, they’re addictive!
  29. What’s your Christmas wish? A white Christmas
  30. Red or green – which color occupies your life during Christmas? Red, and red glitter
  31. What’s your favorite Christmas accessory? Gold hoops
  32. Do you buy presents or try DIYs? Buy presents, but I love putting together gift baskets/sets
  33. Chocolate, Strawberry, or Vanilla – what do you prefer the most during Christmas? None of them… everything PEPPERMINT!
  34. What is your favorite Christmas slogan? Be naughty, save Santa the trip;)

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