Hello hello and welcome or welcome back to my little bookish corner of the internet. Today I’ve got another festive book tag to share with the Chistmas Character Book Tag. This tag was designed by Anthony from Keep Reading Forward.
Santa Claus – A gift you received or want this year
My husband and I always swap book wishlists each Christmas. We’ll give each other like fifteen books or so to choose from, so it’s still a surprise what we unwrap! I can absolutely see some book shaped gifts under our (tiny) tree, so I’m very excited.
That said, my husband is a wonderful present shopper anyway, and is always really thoughtful with everything he buys me. Last year, as I’ve been stuck in bed more and more, he bought me a desk to use in bed, which I’m using right now, and it’s possibly one of my favourite presents ever.
Mrs Claus – A Favourite Holiday Treat to have Every Year
This year is a bit different because of our emergency housing situation; one of the rules we had to sign was no alcohol. Normally, I drink a lot of Snowballs, especially while wrapping Christmas presents and listening to cheesy songs. However, one of the things that I am carrying on with in a slightly different way to normally is cheese consumption. All. The. Cheese.
Ghost of Christmas Past – A Holiday Memory from Your Past
A very daft one, but makes me laugh even just thinking about it. My husband and I got
very tipsy and headed upstairs to ahem cuddle, and my husband, thinking he was hilarious, decided to dive onto the bed.
Except, he misjudged, and just went flying off the other side.
It will never not be funny.
Buddy the Elf – A Holiday Song You Like to Sing Each Holiday Season
As much as I’m not religious these days, and actually have some major religious trauma I need to work through, some of my closest memories from as a child are of singing in the church choir. There’s something about hymns at midnight mass that spark the Christmas spirit in me, and while I don’t attend mass any more, I find myself humming hymns (that’s not easy to say) quite often.
But also – who doesn’t find themselves singing Santa Baby?
Misfit Toys – An Unpopular Toy You Really Wanted to Get One Year
I can’t actually think of an answer for this! I used to do the typic “child on the 90s” thing of circling things in the Argos catalgoue, but generally I used to circle half the pages and be happy with whatever I unwrapped. I did have a collection of china dolls for several years and I imagine that they would have terrified some children!
Grinch – A Moment When Your Heart Grew Three Sizes
The year my son was a year old, I bought him a toddler proof electric piano, and he loved it. The look on his face, when he pushed the buttons and sound came out, was amazing. He stood there pressing the keys while wearing a little Santa suit for almost the entire day, and couldn’t have been happier.
Jack Frost – A Tradition You Like To Do Every Winter
Every Christmas Eve I read A Christmas Carol. I’m a big fan of Dickens overall, but this was the first book of his I read, back when I was in single figures, and the Muppet’s version just wasn’t quite cutting it any more! It’s become an annual thing, and I’m already looking forward to seeing in Christmas morning with it; I tend to finish the book around midnight, so it’s the first part of my Christmas day.
Hero Boy – A moment you believed in a Holiday Wish/ Miracle
The first year my son was due to go to his biological dad’s for Christmas, his dad said he thought he’d have a better time with us. I honestly cried myself to sleep for weeks at the idea of being without him, so one phone call turned my Christmas right around.
Cindy Lou Who – A favourite Holiday Tradition
I love my A Christmas Carol tradition, and I tend to do it with a large glass of Snowball while I’m reading! Although I won’t be doing that this year, I will enjoy what I can.
Along with reading my favourite Christmas book, one of the best things we do is all climb into one bed on Christmas morning to unwrap our stocking presents together. Our stockings are full of silly little gifts, and we end up laughing our way through the first part of the day. I’m hoping this year that bit, at least, we can keep the same.
Frosty the Snowman – A memory involving snow or a memory you would like to have involving snow
There was one Christmas when I was around eight or so that we really did have the legendary White Christmas. All the children from the local area went to the park and had a massive snowball fight, and competitive snowman building, until we were all utterly frozen.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – A Holiday Activity You Like Doing
The holidays are all about relaxing for me. By the time that December rolls around I’ve normally always finished my Christmas shopping, so I can just drink over priced hot chocolates and people watch if I go into town. I get a lot of reading done, and some crochet too; this year I’m trying to finish off a last minute scarf for my son.
Ebenezer Scrooge – “Bah, Humbug!” A Favorite Holiday Saying or Quote
There’s only one bookish answer for this, really, isn’t there? ““Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents”!
So there we have it. I’m not tagging anyone in particular this time after seeing a comment from a blogger who has just started out about not being tagged in things, so please feel free to tag yourself and, most importantly, enjoy.