Oh the weather outside is frightful. But the fire is so delightful. And since we’ve no place to go. Let sit down and read Anna’s Christmas Edition Q&A.
Yup, I got myself a plate of Mr Kipling Christmas cake, hot chocolate and I’m ready to answered your questions. Now if you just tuned in here (sound like a TV presenter for Blue Peter) let me explain very quickly. Last week I asked you lovely lots to asked me some questions – but this time relating to Christmas. You all commented with your questions. So let get comfy and I shall start.
Patty Gordon: What’s the most memorable place you’ve seen a Christmas tree?
Let me think, it has to be when I saw a Christmas Tree at Disney world Florida on my honeymoon. We had a Christmas wedding and the day after we then jetted off to Disney World. It was a week before Christmas day when we arrived and everywhere was so festively decorated– it was very magical. The Christmas tree was at the Magical Kingdom next to Cinderella Castle. Right by the castle they (Disney, obviously) put on a show and all the character danced round the tree. I advise anyone to spend Christmas at the Disney World, but be aware of the long queue.
Matt @ Sprinkles and Sawdust!: What’s your favourite Christmas film and why is it Elf?
I’m going to upset some people here and I’m really sorry. But I don’t like Elf. Dun dun dun. Ok admittedly I only ever seen the movie half way through. It just never has appealed to me. My favourite Christmas movie is Miracle on 34th Street – but the 1994 version. I just think Richard Attenborough as Father Christmas is just pure delightful. I think I might re-watch this today.
Bianca: What does Christmas mean to you? Is it about gifts or about spending time with those you love??
Christmas to me means an end of the year celebration. I’m glad we celebrate Christmas every year, not just because I can indulge myself on mulled wine and chocolate. But I like to think of Christmas as a big end of the year celebration, where we can pat ourselves on the back and can start moving forward into the new year.
Winter won’t only be dull, but so would we without Christmas every year. There be no end of year relaxing time with your friends or family, no opening presents and no dressing up in silly little jumpers. What I’m trying to saying is, I imagine life would be where business is as usual. But you know the saying ‘all work and no play make Jack a dull boy’, well we would all turn into dull working zombie all year long. So instead of fighting Christmas – enjoy it! Put on a Christmas record (those if I hear Mariah Carey All I want for Christmas one more time I might scream!), bake some gingerbread cookies, visit a Christmas market and go watch some Christmas film. Off course the business as usual scenario is just how I imagine life would be without some festivity. A dystopia world if you like.
So while everyone moans about Christmas, I just think that people should quit their moaning and just have fun and celebrate.
Carola: What’s your funniest Christmas memory?
When I was younger, my parents and I had this Lapso Apso dog. It was called Buster and he was a little terror. I don’t remember exactly what happen but one year he somehow jumped onto the table and ate all the foods laid out on the table. And he then got hold of a Turkey leg. My mum saw him with the Turkey legs and started to chase him round the house. Everybody was in an uproar and could not stop laughing. We let him have the Turkey leg but he soon threw it all up on the carpet. My mum still tells that story to everybody.
Stephanie Parrell: When did you stop believing in Santa?
What he isn’t real! Are you kidding me!? I’m going to sob now into my hot chocolate. I lost the magic of Christmas. How could you!!
Jenni Petrey: What are some of the Christmas traditions that you follow?
I watch every year Christmas Muppet, that have been tradition for me since I was really young. Now I’m older my traditions are wearing a Christmas jumper on Christmas day and eating Mince Pies for breakfast. Oh and watching a Doctor Who special and the Queen speech.
Lisanne: This is cute! What was your favourite Christmas ever?
The Honeymoon at Disney world a week before Christmas. It was pretty special – not just because it was my honeymoon but it not every year you get to go to Disney World is it?
Sara: If you could choose one Christmas gift, anything in the world, what would it be?
A lifetime of some high street shops gift vouchers, from places such as John Lewis, Dorothy Perkins, Boots, New Look, Miss Selfridge and Ted Baker. Yup I’d be very happy with that. It would mean that I could buy anything I want without money being an object. I would have tons of clothes!
Candy: What new Christmas tradition will you be starting this year?
Blogmas. I have really enjoyed doing it this year and I might make this my little Christmas traditions year on year. However, I am still looking forward for a break when I finished this.
And that was my Christmas Edition Q&A. I enjoyed answering all of the questions from you all and I will be doing more next year.