The Christmas Day Tag

1 December 2019

Happy 1st December!! The official countdown to Christmas has begun...

Weirdos like me have been posting Christmassy photos on Instagram for weeks now, but it's now officially an acceptable time to whip the mince pies out, sing a bit of Fairytale of New York, don a Christmas jumper or two, and have Arthur Christmas on repeat.

The Christmas Day Tag - a series of questions all about the big day itself.


The Christmas Day Tag


After the success of our tag last year, Nina and I put our thinking hats on and The Christmas Day Tag was born. We knew we wanted to come up with something new and after a bit of brainstorming came up with 10 questions all about the big day itself. I looove hearing all about other people's Christmas traditions and festivities, so this tag is essentially the perfect way for me to be nosy and get into the Christmas spirit!

001. What time do you wake up?

I will NEVER understand people who sleep in on Christmas morning. It is the best day of the year, there's no time to waste. I typically tend to wake up about 7ish and Christmas Day is no exception. Helloooo chocolate for breakfast.


002. Where will you be spending the day?

Christmas Day has always been spent at home, and this year is no exception. We've never been out for our roast on Christmas Day and I don't think we ever will. You just can't beat your own roast with all the trimmings, can you? I mean, I can eat as much as I physically can, and I know that I'm going to like everything that is on offer (oh, except sprouts of course!)


003. What will you be wearing?

I'm yet to fully decide what I'm going to wear this year but I'm usually a jeans and a nice top kind of gal on Christmas Day. I say that, but by about 6pm it is absolutely time to whip the new PJs out and chill on the sofa with the Christmas specials we'd missed earlier on in the day, with no jeans in sight. As much as I'd love to stay in PJs all day, there's something really nice about getting ready and doing your makeup on Christmas morning!


004. What games will you be playing?

As I'm sure most of you are aware by now, I have a puppy. His name is Murphy, he's a cockapoo, and I came up with a genius game that I'm going to organise this year, based allll around him. The working title is 'Murphy or Not' and essentially, I'm going to find a load of photos of cockapoo puppies and the aim is to correctly identify whether the photo is of Murphy or not. Now, this might sound really easy but I'm going to make some of the rounds really obscure and just use a photo of a tail or a nose... No, we've definitely not gone absolutely dog mad.


005. What will you be eating?

A roast dinner with all the trimmings, puff pastry mince pies, plenty of desserts and a tin of Heroes or two. I'd also just like to take a moment to give a shoutout to my favourite festive food; pigs in blankets, you the real MVP.


006. What will you be drinking?

What is Christmas without some Bucks Fizz?!?!


007. What will you be watching?

Is it even a UK Christmas day if you haven't watched the Eastenders Christmas special? I don't want to alarm anyone but I actually haven't seen all that many episodes of Gavin and Stacey so the Christmas special isn't actually on my watch list this year, eeeek. (Pls don't unfollow). Other than that, a bit of anything and everything methinks! 


008. What do you hope to find under the tree on Christmas Day?

After the bloggers' evening at John Lewis, my beauty wishlist became about a mile long so I'm hoping that a couple of the things from that will be under the tree! I've also chosen a really nice camel coat, so I can't wait to unwrap that and give it its first wear! 


009. Who will you be spending the day with? 

This year I'm going to be spending the day with my Mum, Dad and Sister, oh and Murphy of course! I can't wait to serve him up his own little Christmas dinner and to give him all of the toys we've bought him for Christmas, he really isn't going to know what's hit him! 


010. When will you be opening your presents?

As it currently stands, we're going to be holding our Christmas Day on Boxing Day! My sister works at a hospital and is scheduled to work on the 25th, so we're postponing our Christmas by a day so that we can all spend it together. We usually spread our presents out over the whole day, starting as soon as we wake up in the morning, with lots of food breaks and games in between! 


And there we have it, that's a real good insight into the Martins' Christmas Day. There's a lot of good food, games and family time, just as Christmas should be! I would absolutely love it if you take part in this tag yourself, I'd love to hear all about your plans for the big day. If you do have a go, please tag me in it so that I can see it and give it a read.

Also, one last thing, Nina and I have been working on our own Instagram Hashtag Challenge that launched today; #Xmas12in12. We've listed 12 prompts for the first 12 days of December and we would looove to see all of your festive photos! 

4 comments

  1. This is such a great tag keep it up 🎄

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    Jack Deyes
    jackdeyes.com

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  2. oh I'm defo doing this over on my blog! x

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  3. I love reading about other people’s traditions and how they do Christmas! Hope you have a wonderful season x

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  4. I couldn't go out for Christmas dinner either, I feel like it's such a big part of the day and it makes sense and feels right that it is at home.

    Amy x
    The July Rose

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