Festive Favourites

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... and I have been tagged on a post over at Let Them Be Small to share with you my 15 "Festive Favourites".

Favourite Festive Food

Christmas dinner

I have to say that for the entire year I look forward to the whole Christmas turkey with all the trimmings. I love stuffing (oatmeal), turkey, gravy, pigs in kilts.. oh so it I just love the whole lot.

Favourite Reindeer


I suppose I would have to say that Rudolph is my favourite because Molly has a Rudolph snow suit from Tesco and she looks adorable in it. It is not something I have ever put much thought to.

Favourite day of Christmas

I love both Christmas day and Boxing Day as we have a meal at each set of parents so effectively have two Christmas days. I suppose the excitement of Christmas is what I love and now that we have Molly I think I will probably enjoy Christmas Day the best.

Favourite Christmas song

Fairytale of New York. I love this song and it always gets put up load on the car radio when it is on. Love to play it on my saxophone also. If it is a children's song it will probably be Rudolph the red nosed reindeer as kids always seem to love singing this song.

Favourite Present

I find it harder and harder to think of anything I need for Christmas the older I get. As a child it would have been my Playmobil Victorian House. I loved that. I think for Molly I am excited to give her gifts and think her favourite will be the Xylophone that Santa has gotten her.

Favourite Christmas Film

Until this weekend I had not seen Elf. Now I would say that it is definately my favourite film. Otherwise I am not someone who really watches Christmas films as such. If they are in then I will watch but otherwise I am not too bothered.

Favourite Festive Cracker Toy

Erm, do crackers ever have anything of interest in them? Maybe a bouncy ball as a child?

Favourite Cracker Joke

Why did Santa's helper see the doctor?

Because he had a low "elf" esteem!

Favourite Christmas Decoration


Well it is Molly's first Christmas so of course we had to try out some crafts and one of these crafts was a hand print of Santa. I love this and it is so personal and fun.

Favourite Christmas Candle Scent

We don't have Christmas candles so I can't really comment, although we did get an advent Yankee Candle set last year and I love the sugared apple one from that. I would say that anything Yankee Candle is a firm favourite in this house.

Favourite Christmas TV Advert


The Irn-Bru "snowman" advert. Whenever this comes on the TV I just get right Christmassy. It is a bit like people who think the Coke advert means it is Christmas for me it is Irn-Bru.

Favourite Festive Tradition

We don't have any traditions although we have gone to the outdoor Christmas carol singing on Christmas Eve for the past few years. I doubt we will go this year as it is after Molly's bedtime but when she is older we will make it a family event.

We have bought a book, Santa is coming to Angus, and we plan to read that each year before bed on Christmas Eve.

Favourite Place to Spend Christmas

We spend Christmas at our parents house, visiting one before going to the other set. It is fun and I love having Christmas dinner made for me :)

Favourite Christmas Fact

I don't have many facts about Christmas so the one that I love is that Santa's suit used to be green. It was green until Coca Cola made it red. It would be odd if Santa was green now.

Favourite Snowman Accessory

His hat. No-one wants to have a cold head and that goes for a snowman too!

Share your Festive Favourites

I would have tagged Beau is Blue to take part in this post but she has already been tagged so I tag LaraBee UK as she has been so festive with all her creative crafts she has shared on the Christmas Craft linky

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  1. hannah mum's days2 January 2015 at 10:10

    Ah I do love Christmas!! My favourite day is actually Christmas eve, when everyone comes together and relaxes in for the next few days of relaxing and eating way too much!!

    Thanks for linking up to #TheList and Happy New Year!! xx

  2. Thanks Hannah. Happy New Year to you! I am glad that the festive period is now over and we can go back to normal.