Christmaaaaaaas!

ooh look! A QUIZ! 

1. Do you celebrate Christmas? (If no…this quiz probably isn’t for you)

2. Real or fake tree?

3. What’s the favourite Christmas bauble/decoration that you own?

4. What’s your family’s (objectively) weirdest Christmas tradition?

5. What is your favourite Christmas food?

6. Christmas pudding, yay or nay?

7. Describe your Christmas jumper (or other Christmas themed item of clothing if no jumper is owned. If nothing put “n/a”) 

8. Cheese footballs or Cheeselets?

9. Do you still get a stocking?

10. Quality Street or Roses?

11. What is the one thing on your list that you really really want?

12. Are you hosting or going elsewhere for this year?

13. Midnight Mass or not?

14. What was the best Christmas present you ever got as a kid?

15. Favourite board/card game to play on Christmas Day?

16. What is your favourite Christmas advert so far this year?

17. Favourite Christmas film?

18. Favourite Christmas song?

19. Mince pies: best type in your opinion? (eg puff pastry, short crust, icing?)

20. I wish you a merry Christmas! 😘

1. Do you celebrate Christmas? (If no…this quiz probably isn’t for you) Yes

2. Real or fake tree? Real

3. What’s the favourite Christmas bauble/decoration that you own? Singing Santa 

4. What’s your family’s (objectively) weirdest Christmas tradition?  Erm. Dunno. Champagne tasting quiz?

5. What is your favourite Christmas food? Mince pies

6. Christmas pudding, yay or nay? Yay

7. Describe your Christmas jumper (or other Christmas themed item of clothing if no jumper is owned. If nothing put “n/a”)  white with red reindeers

8. Cheese footballs or Cheeselets? Stilton and Jacob’s crackers

9. Do you still get a stocking? No :(

10. Quality Street or Roses? Thornton’s

11. What is the one thing on your list that you really really want? Canon lens

12. Are you hosting or going elsewhere for this year? Hosting. If people can get here ??

13. Midnight Mass or not? Yes

14. What was the best Christmas present you ever got as a kid? Chemistry set

15. Favourite board/card game to play on Christmas Day? Flutter

16. What is your favourite Christmas advert so far this year?  N/a

17. Favourite Christmas film? Four weddings and a funeral

18. Favourite Christmas song? It came upon a midnight clear

19. Mince pies: best type in your opinion? (eg puff pastry, short crust, icing?) short crust. No icing.

20. I wish you a merry Christmas! 😘. And you too!

1. Do you celebrate Christmas? (If no…this quiz probably isn’t for you)

Yes!! 

2. Real or fake tree?

Real as I like the smell although given i can't smell anything due to covid a bit of a waste of time.

3. What’s the favourite Christmas bauble/decoration that you own?

A big glass bauble I found in  a sale with a traditional santa sitting inside it. Always brings me joy to unwrap it each year. 

4. What’s your family’s (objectively) weirdest Christmas tradition?

Clubbers has now brought pork pies to the christmas breakfast which is pretty weird. My dad thinks its great. 

5. What is your favourite Christmas food?

Pigs in blankets and stuffing. 

6. Christmas pudding, yay or nay?

Yay for Christmas day. Nay going forward.

7. Describe your Christmas jumper (or other Christmas themed item of clothing if no jumper is owned. If nothing put “n/a”) 

Marooon with Ho Ho Ho on it.

8. Cheese footballs or Cheeselets?

Can i have wotsits? 

9. Do you still get a stocking?

No, my parents stopped when i reached about 27 and my sister had kids.

10. Quality Street or Roses?

QS - the ones that pull out the fillings in your teeth. 

11. What is the one thing on your list that you really really want?

My tastebuds back. Failing that jewellery is always nice. 

12. Are you hosting or going elsewhere for this year?

Going elsewhere

13. Midnight Mass or not?

Not

14. What was the best Christmas present you ever got as a kid?

A scalextric (although one piece of track was missing which was about as disappointing as you could get on xmas day).

15. Favourite board/card game to play on Christmas Day?

charades. 

16. What is your favourite Christmas advert so far this year?

Not seen any. 

17. Favourite Christmas film?

The Snowman. Hearing Aled warble reminds me of childhood and christmas.  

18. Favourite Christmas song?

Fairytale of New York and 2000 Miles by Kylie

19. Mince pies: best type in your opinion? (eg puff pastry, short crust, icing?)

Short crust and made by my mum. But a bit of a waste of calories in my opinion. Would rather eat more pigs in blankets.

20. I wish you a merry Christmas! 😘

You too. And your moggies! 

1. Do you celebrate Christmas? (If no…this quiz probably isn’t for you)

Yes - although i prefer a low-key approach.

2. Real or fake tree?

Fake but looks real.  Real would be a disaster with the new addition (Bengal cat who will see a real tree as a challenge)

3. What’s the favourite Christmas bauble/decoration that you own?

Sparkly Christmas Unicorn

4. What’s your family’s (objectively) weirdest Christmas tradition?

No...not got anything for this one.

5. What is your favourite Christmas food?

Pigs in blankets

6. Christmas pudding, yay or nay?

Nay

7. Describe your Christmas jumper (or other Christmas themed item of clothing if no jumper is owned. If nothing put “n/a”) 

A lurid pink one with Sleigh The Patriarchy on it

8. Cheese footballs or Cheeselets?

Fusbal

9. Do you still get a stocking?

No

10. Quality Street or Roses?

Quality Street in a tin

11. What is the one thing on your list that you really really want?

Laines Cloud Slippers with a gaudy broach on

12. Are you hosting or going elsewhere for this year?

We are hosting OH family of which there will be 11.  Sigh

13. Midnight Mass or not?

Nope

14. What was the best Christmas present you ever got as a kid?

One of those battery powered dogs that walked on its own and did a back flip

15. Favourite board/card game to play on Christmas Day?

Triv.  Obvs, very competitive.

16. What is your favourite Christmas advert so far this year?

The one where Cuthbert goes to jail

17. Favourite Christmas film?

The Holiday for all its naff overacting

18. Favourite Christmas song?

All I Want for Christmas is Youuuuuuuuu.  Its shite but never ceases to make me smile with its relentless upbeat jingle.

19. Mince pies: best type in your opinion? (eg puff pastry, short crust, icing?)

Puff.

1. Do you celebrate Christmas? (If no…this quiz probably isn’t for you)

Yes ofc

2. Real or fake tree?

Real ofc

3. What’s the favourite Christmas bauble/decoration that you own?

One from Liberty

4. What’s your family’s (objectively) weirdest Christmas tradition?

Jigsaw 

5. What is your favourite Christmas food?

After 7s

6. Christmas pudding, yay or nay?

Yay for Christmas day. Nay going forward.

7. Describe your Christmas jumper (or other Christmas themed item of clothing if no jumper is owned. If nothing put “n/a”) 

Man City themed

8. Cheese footballs or Cheeselets?

Neither

9. Do you still get a stocking?

No

10. Quality Street or Roses?

Both

11. What is the one thing on your list that you really really want?

World peace 

12. Are you hosting or going elsewhere for this year?

Going elsewhere

13. Midnight Mass or not?

Yep

14. What was the best Christmas present you ever got as a kid?

A football. 

15. Favourite board/card game to play on Christmas Day?

Jigsaw 

16. What is your favourite Christmas advert so far this year?

Not seen any. 

17. Favourite Christmas film?

scrooge w/Albert finney

18. Favourite Christmas song?

Step into Christmas ofc

19. Mince pies: best type in your opinion? (eg puff pastry, short crust, icing?)

Short crust 

20. I wish you a merry Christmas! 😘

Right back atcha

 

1. Do you celebrate Christmas? (If no…this quiz probably isn’t for you) YES, me, HUSBAND RELUCTANTLY

2. Real or fake tree? REAL, for the smell

3. What’s the favourite Christmas bauble/decoration that you own? TWO HANDSEWN FELT HUMMINGBIRDS WHICH I BOUGHT YEARS AGO IN SOME TINY TINY PLACE IN COSTA RICA

4. What’s your family’s (objectively) weirdest Christmas tradition? FIGHTING OVER THE WASHING UP BOWL GAME -  EVERYONE PUTS NAMES IN THE BOWL, TEAMS HAVE 1 MIN TO GUESS AS MANY AS POSSIBLE. Constant arguments about acceptable levels of obscurity  

5. What is your favourite Christmas food? Pigs in blankets

6. Christmas pudding, yay or nay? Huge nay

7. Describe your Christmas jumper (or other Christmas themed item of clothing if no jumper is owned. If nothing put “n/a”) n/a but might get one this year

8. Cheese footballs or Cheeselets? What are they?

9. Do you still get a stocking? No

10. Quality Street or Roses? Roses

11. What is the one thing on your list that you really really want? Tickets to Cabaret

12. Are you hosting or going elsewhere for this year? Hosting 😟

13. Midnight Mass or not? Not

14. What was the best Christmas present you ever got as a kid? One of those heads you can put make up on and style their hair

15. Favourite board/card game to play on Christmas Day? Game of life

16. What is your favourite Christmas advert so far this year? None

17. Favourite Christmas film? home Alone

18. Favourite Christmas song? Fairytale of New York, and I wish it could be Christmas every day

19. Mince pies: best type in your opinion? (eg puff pastry, short crust, icing?) mince pies are gross

20. I wish you a merry Christmas! 😘 and you!!

1. Do you celebrate Christmas? (If no…this quiz probably isn’t for you)

Sure do. 

2. Real or fake tree?

Fake tree that I drown in tinsel. 

3. What’s the favourite Christmas bauble/decoration that you own?

The nipper's home made paper snowman that has the face of a thousand souls crying in pain (I'm sure it's because she's rubbish at drawing rather than any deep seated problems). 

4. What’s your family’s (objectively) weirdest Christmas tradition?

None. We usually play dominoes, tho. 

5. What is your favourite Christmas food?

Sprouts. 

6. Christmas pudding, yay or nay?

Nay. 

7. Describe your Christmas jumper (or other Christmas themed item of clothing if no jumper is owned. If nothing put “n/a”) 

N/a. 

8. Cheese footballs or Cheeselets?

No idea what cheeselets are. There always seems to be a bag of twiglets kicking around for reasons I can never understand. 

9. Do you still get a stocking?

Nah. 

10. Quality Street or Roses? Quality Street. Although I suspect everyone just has Celebrations these days which are superior. 

11. What is the one thing on your list that you really really want?

Nothing, really. Carcassonne expansion would be nice. 

12. Are you hosting or going elsewhere for this year?

Hosting 6 people. 

13. Midnight Mass or not?

Nah. 

14. What was the best Christmas present you ever got as a kid?

PlayStation. It was completely unexpected as it was well expensive. 

15. Favourite board/card game to play on Christmas Day?

Dominoes. Ticket to Ride. Card games: nomination whist, Newmarket, Stop the Bus - always an argument about the rules for the latter. 

16. What is your favourite Christmas advert so far this year?

The Aldi one is bonkers. 

17. Favourite Christmas film?

Don't like Christmas films. 

18. Favourite Christmas song?

Don't like Christmas song. 

19. Mince pies: best type in your opinion? (eg puff pastry, short crust, icing?)

Short crust. 

20. I wish you a merry Christmas 

Merry Christmas! 

 

 

 

  1. Do you celebrate Christmas? (If no…this quiz probably isn’t for you)

Yes (the party/food/chill bit.  Religion can get in the sea).

  1. Real or fake tree?

Real

  1. What’s the favourite Christmas bauble/decoration that you own?

One my mum sent me – it was the one I was fascinated with as a child, and she bubblewrapped and sent it to me last Xmas.

  1. What’s your family’s (objectively) weirdest Christmas tradition?

Christmas lunch starts with starter (at about 11.30, then presents, then main course at 2, then more presents and walk if nice out, or telly if not, then dessert at about 5.  Then cheese at 6.  Then sandwiches with the main meat (usually gammon) around 8.  Then cheese.  Then cheese. 

  1. What is your favourite Christmas food?

Cheese

  1. Christmas pudding, yay or nay?

Nope – traditions are fine, but why do something that detracts.  Go fab, or fook off.

  1. Describe your Christmas jumper (or other Christmas themed item of clothing if no jumper is owned. If nothing put “n/a”) 

Boring.  Wanted a new one last Xmas but it wasn’t v when it arrived.

  1. Cheese footballs or Cheeselets?

What. Is. Wrong. With. You.?

  1. Do you still get a stocking?

No, but kids use my old one.

  1. Quality Street or Roses?

Not much of a fan of either, but QS by a nose.

  1. What is the one thing on your list that you really really want?

A 911.

  1. Are you hosting or going elsewhere for this year?

Hosting.

  1. Midnight Mass or not?

See answers to 1 and 6.

  1. What was the best Christmas present you ever got as a kid?

Tickets to a football match.

  1. Favourite board/card game to play on Christmas Day?

I don’t really enough board games.  See answer to 6.

  1. What is your favourite Christmas advert so far this year?

Don’t watch the ads – we tend to go on mute for the duration.

  1. Favourite Christmas film?

Gremlins maybe? It’s a Wonderful Life? Die Hard?

  1. Favourite Christmas song?

Fairytale

  1. Mince pies: best type in your opinion? (eg puff pastry, short crust, icing?)

Any.

  1. I wish you a merry Christmas! 😘

Merry Winterval!

 

1. Do you celebrate Christmas? (If no…this quiz probably isn’t for you)

The entire month of December is fair game.

2. Real or fake tree?

Real, out of snobbery. Fake is definitely practical though. 

3. What’s the favourite Christmas bauble/decoration that you own?

Probably some clip on robins for the tree. 

4. What’s your family’s (objectively) weirdest Christmas tradition?

My Nan will put a random dish with Boxing Day lunch - think a traditional Christmas meal with a random side dish of pasta salad. Always fun to look out for/politely side step. 

5. What is your favourite Christmas food?

Mince pies, goose, pigs in blankets, and the obscene amount of chocolate allowed all make the shortlist. I cannot choose one, I love Christmas food. 

6. Christmas pudding, yay or nay?

Yay. We’ve got one left over from last year - 24 MONTH-AGED!! Can’t wait to crack that out. 

7. Describe your Christmas jumper (or other Christmas themed item of clothing if no jumper is owned. If nothing put “n/a”) 

Alpine - tasteful whilst also being a bit naff and retro. Trying to cover all bases. 

8. Cheese footballs or Cheeselets?

Neither, twiglets. 

9. Do you still get a stocking?

Yes, but we also now do them for our parents. 

10. Quality Street or Roses?

Quality Street 

11. What is the one thing on your list that you really really want?

Probably a hooded padded jacket. Not the most exciting, but we’ve just got a dog and I could do with suitable winter clothing for the walks. 

12. Are you hosting or going elsewhere for this year?

Hosting for the first time.

13. Midnight Mass or not?

My husband loves a bit of midnight mass, so we will be going this year (supposedly, he loves a drink so I’ll be surprised if he actually make it). 

14. What was the best Christmas present you ever got as a kid?

A Dolce & Gabbana dress. 

15. Favourite board/card game to play on Christmas Day?

Hard to choose, I love a board game. Probably Monopoly.

Cards Against Humanity, Cluedo, and various traditional card games will also feature. 

16. What is your favourite Christmas advert so far this year?

I’m too young to watch terrestrial television. I make an effort to check the JL ad, this year’s was lacklustre/samey. 

17. Favourite Christmas film?

Love Actually/Bridget Jones/Elf (mostly naff, I know).

18. Favourite Christmas song?

Fairytale of New York, The Pogues

19. Mince pies: best type in your opinion? (eg puff pastry, short crust, icing?)

Traditional - short crust, enclosed, no icing (other varieties will gladly be eaten though). 

20. I wish you a merry Christmas! 😘

Right back at you! 🎉

Can't resist

1. Do you celebrate Christmas? Not in a religious sense, but yes

2. Real or fake tree? Don't have one at my place as I won't be there for Christmas.

3. What’s the favourite Christmas bauble/decoration that you own? A gold, sparkly Rhino

4. What’s your family’s (objectively) weirdest Christmas tradition? Probably our overly competitive play of the mars bar game

5. What is your favourite Christmas food? My mum's homemade ice cream that she serves with the Christmas pudding

6. Christmas pudding, yay or nay? Yay, see above

7. Describe your Christmas jumper (or other Christmas themed item of clothing if no jumper is owned. If nothing put “n/a”) Star Wars with AT-ATs instead of reindeer and Vader's helmet instead of Santa

8. Cheese footballs or Cheeselets? Neither, cheese must be cut from the block and will probably order it from a mate of mine who runs an organic dairy

9. Do you still get a stocking? Yes

10. Quality Street or Roses? Neither, I will be visiting the Lindt factory to stock up

11. What is the one thing on your list that you really really want? Don't have a list as I tend to buy the things I want for myself

12. Are you hosting or going elsewhere for this year? Off to the parental unit

13. Midnight Mass or not? Nope, see above about not being religious

14. What was the best Christmas present you ever got as a kid? Dunno

15. Favourite board/card game to play on Christmas Day? An art trading board game similar to Monopoly that is called Modigiliani. Mainly because a few years ago I crushed my sister in law's hopes and dreams of victory with the last turn of the cards and it was so sweet

16. What is your favourite Christmas advert so far this year? Not seen any

17. Favourite Christmas film? Gremlins

18. Favourite Christmas song? Alice Cooper - Santa Claus is Coming to Town

19. Mince pies: best type in your opinion? (eg puff pastry, short crust, icing?) Short crust, dusting of sugar, no icing

20. I wish you a merry Christmas! Why thank you very much and have a good one yourself

1. Do you celebrate Christmas? (If no…this quiz probably isn’t for you) Yes

2. Real or fake tree? Both

3. What’s the favourite Christmas bauble/decoration that you own? Old decorations from my parents.

4. What’s your family’s (objectively) weirdest Christmas tradition? Nothing in particular. We are always weird.

5. What is your favourite Christmas food? Christmas cake

6. Christmas pudding, yay or nay? Yay

7. Describe your Christmas jumper (or other Christmas themed item of clothing if no jumper is owned. If nothing put “n/a”) Dark red mohair with a sheep on it.

8. Cheese footballs or Cheeselets? Neither. Ritz crackers.

9. Do you still get a stocking? Never had one.

10. Quality Street or Roses? Quality Street

11. What is the one thing on your list that you really really want? I don't want anything.

12. Are you hosting or going elsewhere for this year? May be hosting

13. Midnight Mass or not? Not any more

14. What was the best Christmas present you ever got as a kid? A dolls' house

15. Favourite board/card game to play on Christmas Day? Monopoly. Might be the Animal Crossing  version this year.

16. What is your favourite Christmas advert so far this year? Quite like the Tesco's one.

17. Favourite Christmas film? Four weddings

18. Favourite Christmas song? Do they know it's Christmas

19. Mince pies: best type in your opinion? (eg puff pastry, short crust, icing?) Iced

20. I wish you a merry Christmas! 😘 And merry Christmas Dusty to you and yours xx

Ooh ok, as have been told to reply to my own OP: 

ooh look! A QUIZ! 

1. Do you celebrate Christmas? (If no…this quiz probably isn’t for you)
Hellz yeah. It’s a big deal in our house. 

2. Real or fake tree?
We inherited a fake one. Next house I want a humongous new one. 

3. What’s the favourite Christmas bauble/decoration that you own?
I have some fun weird ones. Probably a skiing t-rex is currently my fave. I also have lots of flocked glittery deer. Lots of animals actually. My absolute fave might be a deranged looking wooden reindeer that we bought in a Berlin Christmas market. He looks panicked. It makes me laugh every year. 

4. What’s your family’s (objectively) weirdest Christmas tradition?
As a kid, Christmas wasn’t joyous and full of fun traditions. I guess now it’s the tree going up on 1 Dec and we watch Home Alone. That’s not weird, tho. 

5. What is your favourite Christmas food?
Where do I start?! Home made bread sauce, puff pastry mince pies, roasties, marzipan fruits…mmm 

6. Christmas pudding, yay or nay?
Yay with home made brandy butter and lashings of cream. 

7. Describe your Christmas jumper (or other Christmas themed item of clothing if no jumper is owned. If nothing put “n/a”) 
1. One with “Sprouts” on in American sports type font
2. One which says “Get This Girl A Mince Pie”. Currently wearing this one! 

8. Cheese footballs or Cheeselets?
Both please. Nom. 

9. Do you still get a stocking?
Unfortunately not. I do them for others. 

10. Quality Street or Roses?
QS. Roses are v disappointing these days 

11. What is the one thing on your list that you really really want?
De Buyer pans. 

12. Are you hosting or going elsewhere for this year?
Going to France, hopefully 

13. Midnight Mass or not?
Nah. I spent a LOT of my childhood singing in the local church choir. I’d do midnight mass (and solo Once In Royal, ayethangew) and then also the 10am service the next day. It basically dominated the day. I have done my time. 

14. What was the best Christmas present you ever got as a kid?
Lego 

15. Favourite board/card game to play on Christmas Day?
Scrabble, Exploding Kittens, Sorry! or i’ll get the karaoke microphone out 

16. What is your favourite Christmas advert so far this year?
Aldi. Ebanana Scrooge! Genius. Funny and heart warming. JL has disappeared up its own arse a bit. 

17. Favourite Christmas film?
HOME ALONE. (1&2); But i love loads. Honourable mentions for Scrooged; Muppets Christmas Carol (Michael Caine acting very seriously to Muppets is an endless joy to me); The Holiday; The Family Stone; Santa Claus: The Movie; The Santa Clause 1 & 2 ; It’s A Wonderful Life and Meet Me In St Louis. Joyful. I cry like a fricking baby at most. 

18. Favourite Christmas song?
Band Aid (the original) or All I Want for Christmas Is You 

19. Mince pies: best type in your opinion? (eg puff pastry, short crust, icing?)
Puff pastry; but i’ll eat them all. 

20. I wish you a merry Christmas! 😘
And joy and hope and love to you xxx 

Being an atheist is weird. I don't feel like I should celebrate Christmas and I don't really like the forced days of JOY and yet I go through the motions.

It would be better to observe the wider season of Yule imo.

 

1. Do you celebrate Christmas? (If no…this quiz probably isn’t for you) YES

2. Real or fake tree? REAL

3. What’s the favourite Christmas bauble/decoration that you own? A SPARKLY PEACOCK

4. What’s your family’s (objectively) weirdest Christmas tradition? MUM ARRIVES IN A GRUMP WITH NO PRESENTS. HAS BECOME A TRADITION.

5. What is your favourite Christmas food? BREAD SAUCE AND PIGS IN BLANKETS

6. Christmas pudding, yay or nay? NO WAY

7. Describe your Christmas jumper (or other Christmas themed item of clothing if no jumper is owned. If nothing put “n/a”) N/A CRACKER HAT

8. Cheese footballs or Cheeselets? ANYTHING CHEESY

9. Do you still get a stocking? NO

10. Quality Street or Roses? NEITHER

11. What is the one thing on your list that you really really want? PERFUME

12. Are you hosting or going elsewhere for this year? JUST US

13. Midnight Mass or not? NO

14. What was the best Christmas present you ever got as a kid? TRANSISTER RADIO. ORANGE PLASTIC.

15. Favourite board/card game to play on Christmas Day? N/a

16. What is your favourite Christmas advert so far this year? N/A

17. Favourite Christmas film? TRADING PLACES

18. Favourite Christmas song? O HOLY NIGHT

19. Mince pies: best type in your opinion? (eg puff pastry, short crust, icing?) UGH

happy christmas!

1. Do you celebrate Christmas? (If no…this quiz probably isn’t for you) Yes

2. Real or fake tree? Real

3. What’s the favourite Christmas bauble/decoration that you own? Glass bell with Mickey Mouse on top, has a very satisfying tinkle

4. What’s your family’s (objectively) weirdest Christmas tradition? Sausages on Christmas Eve

5. What is your favourite Christmas food? Pigs in blankets (obviously)

6. Christmas pudding, yay or nay? Indeed 

7. Describe your Christmas jumper (or other Christmas themed item of clothing if no jumper is owned. If nothing put “n/a”) Have a number of them.  Best is probably the elf top with a bell attached to the hood

8. Cheese footballs or Cheeselets? Neither

9. Do you still get a stocking? Yes

10. Quality Street or Roses? Yes

11. What is the one thing on your list that you really really want? Don’t have a list.

12. Are you hosting or going elsewhere for this year? Just the two of us at home.

13. Midnight Mass or not? Watchnight Service

14. What was the best Christmas present you ever got as a kid? Trivial Pursuit

15. Favourite board/card game to play on Christmas Day? Don’t do that sort of thing

16. What is your favourite Christmas advert so far this year? Aldi (poor Cuthbert)

17. Favourite Christmas film? The Muppet Christmas Carol

18. Favourite Christmas song? O Holy Night (there’s a terrific Pavarotti recording)

19. Mince pies: best type in your opinion? (eg puff pastry, short crust, icing?) Yes

20. I wish you a merry Christmas! 😘 And a happy new year.

1. Do you celebrate Christmas? Yes, but not in an OTT way, I am not Elf.

2. Real or fake tree?  Real.  Fake is naff, and I love the smell of fresh pine needles.

3. What’s the favourite Christmas bauble/decoration that you own?  Unicorn, obvs.

4. What’s your family’s (objectively) weirdest Christmas tradition?  We are dull; no weird traditions here.

5. What is your favourite Christmas food?  Mince pies with brandy butter.  To be honest, just the brandy butter.

6. Christmas pudding, yay or nay?  Nay.

7. Describe your Christmas jumper (or other Christmas themed item of clothing if no jumper is owned. If nothing put “n/a”)   A dog wearing a christmas hat.

8. Cheese footballs or Cheeselets?  Neither; they are rancid.

9. Do you still get a stocking?  Yes; it has my name on it and it the one I grew up with.

10. Quality Street or Roses?  Quality street.

11. What is the one thing on your list that you really really want?  Another pony.

12. Are you hosting or going elsewhere for this year?  No idea; I think we might be hosting.

13. Midnight Mass or not?   Not.

14. What was the best Christmas present you ever got as a kid?  I honestly cannot remember.

15. Favourite board/card game to play on Christmas Day?  Sh1thead.

16. What is your favourite Christmas advert so far this year?  I've only seen the Coke one.

17. Favourite Christmas film?  Elf by a country mile.

18. Favourite Christmas song?  O Holy Night.

19. Mince pies: best type in your opinion? (eg puff pastry, short crust, icing?). Icing?! You absolute heathen?  Short crust, no icing, obviously.

20. I wish you a merry Christmas! 😘. You too! FYI - this is the extent of my christmas card sending.

1. Do you celebrate Christmas? (If no…this quiz probably isn’t for you)

Yes. I'm not religious but I love Christmas time.

2. Real or fake tree?

Real, although we are going away this year so takiing a fake one

3. What’s the favourite Christmas bauble/decoration that you own?

A tacky angel for the top of the tree. Looks like a Barbie toilet roll cosy

4. What’s your family’s (objectively) weirdest Christmas tradition?

Being nice to one another

5. What is your favourite Christmas food?

I love the whole traditional lunch, but the stuffing is probably my favourite. i make a really nice apricot one

6. Christmas pudding, yay or nay?

Yay, but it makes me rocket powered.

7. Describe your Christmas jumper (or other Christmas themed item of clothing if no jumper is owned. If nothing put “n/a”) 

Raindeer T Shirt with a musical nose

8. Cheese footballs or Cheeselets?

Meh

9. Do you still get a stocking?

No. Stopped at 16 which was annoying because my birthday is 3 weeks before Christmas (not too ate to get me a gift)

10. Quality Street or Roses?

Quality Street.

11. What is the one thing on your list that you really really want?

Time

12. Are you hosting or going elsewhere for this year?

Going elsewhere

13. Midnight Mass or not?

Not

14. What was the best Christmas present you ever got as a kid?

Charlotte's Web

15. Favourite board/card game to play on Christmas Day?

Dobble

16. What is your favourite Christmas advert so far this year?

Aldi 

17. Favourite Christmas film?

Does Star Wars count? Was always on at Christmas when I was a kid

18. Favourite Christmas song?

A Spaceman Came Travelling. They used to play a tape on repeat at the cafe I frequented when skiving school and this one stayed with me.

19. Mince pies: best type in your opinion? (eg puff pastry, short crust, icing?)

Rough puff

20. I wish you a merry Christmas! 😘

And you too. It's going to be great, no matter what the doom mongerers say. Even last year's one was good. Hard not to love the enthusiasm that the kids have for it.

 

1. Do you celebrate Christmas? (If no…this quiz probably isn’t for you)

Hell yes 

2. Real or fake tree?

Fake - 2 up but there may be more 

3. What’s the favourite Christmas bauble/decoration that you own?

A mirrored star 

4. What’s your family’s (objectively) weirdest Christmas tradition?

Don't have any anymore but when I was a kid my mum snd her sisters would get drunk and sing "sisters" then start arguing 

5. What is your favourite Christmas food?

Bread sauce 

6. Christmas pudding, yay or nay?

Not keen 

7. Describe your Christmas jumper (or other Christmas themed item of clothing if no jumper is owned. If nothing put “n/a”) 

Not bought yet 

8. Cheese footballs or Cheeselets?

Neither, Pringles 

9. Do you still get a stocking?

No. 

10. Quality Street or Roses?

Quality Street 

11. What is the one thing on your list that you really really want?

There's nothing on my list

12. Are you hosting or going elsewhere for this year?

Hosting 

13. Midnight Mass or not?

God no 

14. What was the best Christmas present you ever got as a kid?

A child sized double silver cross pram

15. Favourite board/card game 

scrabble 

16. What is your favourite Christmas advert so far this year?

Only seen the Argos one 

17. Favourite Christmas film?

It's a wonderful life 

18. Favourite Christmas song?

when a child is born 

19. Mince pies: best type in your opinion? (eg puff pastry, short crust, icing?)

Iced x infinity  

20. I wish you a merry Christmas! 😘

🎄

1. Do you celebrate Christmas? (If no…this quiz probably isn’t for you) HELL YES!

2. Real or fake tree? BOTH - 8ish FOOTER REAL FOR THE HALLWAY, PRE LIT JOB FOR THE LIVING ROOM WHERE THE UNDERFLOOR HEATING WOULD KILL A REAL ONE

3. What’s the favourite Christmas bauble/decoration that you own? OPAQUE WHITE GLASS BAUBLE IWTH A WHITE VELVET BOW

4. What’s your family’s (objectively) weirdest Christmas tradition? NONE. ALL QUITE ORDINARY

5. What is your favourite Christmas food?  BREAD SAUCE / CRANBERRY SAUCE

6. Christmas pudding, yay or nay? HELL NO (YULE LOG)

7. Describe your Christmas jumper (or other Christmas themed item of clothing if no jumper is owned. If nothing put “n/a”)  A BLACK T SHIRT WITH "MRS CLAUS" EMBROIDERED IN SILVER

8. Cheese footballs or Cheeselets?  TWIGLETS, YOU SAVAGE

9. Do you still get a stocking? YES! 

10. Quality Street or Roses? NEITHER. BALLS INSTEAD - MIX OF FERRERO ROCHER AND LINDOR

11. What is the one thing on your list that you really really want? NOTHING THIS YEAR, REALLY NOTHING

12. Are you hosting or going elsewhere for this year? HOSTING AS PER BLOODY ALWAYS

13. Midnight Mass or not? AFTERNOON KIDS CRIB SERVICE BEFORE PUB DINNER

14. What was the best Christmas present you ever got as a kid? A PONY :)

15. Favourite board/card game to play on Christmas Day? PUZZLE

16. What is your favourite Christmas advert so far this year? I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY

17. Favourite Christmas film? HOME ALONE 2

18. Favourite Christmas song? THE WAITRESSES, CHRISTMAS WRAPPING

19. Mince pies: best type in your opinion? (eg puff pastry, short crust, icing?) I DON'T DO THEM. BUT IF I DID- FLAKY

20. I wish you a merry Christmas! 😘  AND YOU! JINGLE ALL THE WAY

1. Do you celebrate Christmas? Y

2. Real or fake tree? Real fruit tree prunings, covered in lights while drying out to become January firewood.

3. What’s the favourite Christmas bauble/decoration that you own? China stars and small trees from Harro Berger Keramik, Vienna.

4. What’s your family’s (objectively) weirdest Christmas tradition?

Not mine, but a former boyfriend used take the view that if his mother and sisters wouldn’t dress up properly for Xmas day in a little black dress, heels and pearls, (which they wouldn’t: hippies) some-one should, and if no one else would do it, he would. We are no longer together but remain on friendly terms

5. What is your favourite Christmas food? Bread sauce.

6. Christmas pudding, yay or nay? Yay!

7. Describe your Christmas jumper (or other Christmas themed item of clothing). Santa hat, worn to work for several working days before Xmas.

8. Cheese footballs or Cheeselets? Neither. (Food snob.)

9. Do you still get a stocking? Yes, traditionally filled by infant family members to their own taste, so always pretty good.

10. Quality Street or Roses? Neither (See above, food snob.)

11. What is the one thing on your list that you really really want? Builders to come and complete the work on the house; failing that, a really funny book.

12. Are you hosting or going elsewhere for this year? Both.

13. Midnight Mass or not? Yes.

14. What was the best Christmas present you ever got as a kid? Beautiful black velvet trousers.

15. Favourite board/card game to play on Christmas Day? N/a, reading and TV.

16. What is your favourite Christmas advert so far this year? N/a.

17. Favourite Christmas film? Battleship Potemkin.

18. Favourite Christmas song? Fairytale of New York.

19. Mince pies: best type in your opinion? (eg puff pastry, short crust, icing?) Open to both puff pastry and shortcrust, in both cases so long as the ratio of filling to pastry is high. Icing is a category error with mincemeat.

20. I wish you a merry Christmas! 😘 Thank you, I wish you all the same :) 

 

1.YES

2. Fake

3. Handmade mini xmas tree with trains that go round, mini houses that light up and plays really irritating xmas songs.  Technically my son's

4. Nothing really

5.soosidge in bacon

6. not for me clive

7.a white t-shirt with a large picture of a brussel sprout and the cap;tion "happy birthday jesus, have a sprout"

8. Eh?

9. No, I am 43

10.QS

11. Some espresso mugs

12Hosting

13. No

14. Castle Greyskull

15. Uno

16. Havent noticed any

17. National Lampoons (and die hard)

18. FTONY

19. THey ming

20. Happy chunakkah

1. Do you celebrate Christmas? (If no…this quiz probably isn’t for you) Of course!

2. Real or fake tree? Always real

3. What’s the favourite Christmas bauble/decoration that you own? The kids buy a new one each year to add to the tree as a tradition, so those ones each year.

4. What’s your family’s (objectively) weirdest Christmas tradition? Chinzano and lemonade

5. What is your favourite Christmas food? Boxing Day cold meats and homemade chips

6. Christmas pudding, yay or nay? Nay, sorry

7. Describe your Christmas jumper (or other Christmas themed item of clothing if no jumper is owned. If nothing put “n/a”) N/A

8. Cheese footballs or Cheeselets? Neither thanks

9. Do you still get a stocking? No, although parents still hang our childhood ones up as part of their decs

10. Quality Street or Roses? Whichever has the purple one

11. What is the one thing on your list that you really really want? Montblanc 149

12. Are you hosting or going elsewhere for this year? Hosting but small

13. Midnight Mass or not? Wouldn't mind, think the kids wouldn't sit through it though, maybe in a few years time

14. What was the best Christmas present you ever got as a kid? Rugby ball

15. Favourite board/card game to play on Christmas Day? Triv

16. What is your favourite Christmas advert so far this year? N/A

17. Favourite Christmas film? Xmas Carol with Alistair Sim

18. Favourite Christmas song? White Xmas - Otis Redding

19. Mince pies: best type in your opinion? (eg puff pastry, short crust, icing?) The ones in the bin - rank

20. I wish you a merry Christmas! 😘 you too, happy Chrimbo

 

1. Do you celebrate Christmas? (If no…this quiz probably isn’t for you)

Oh yes

2. Real or fake tree?

Real

3. What’s the favourite Christmas bauble/decoration that you own?

A transparent glass bauble with a glass reindeer inside. The kids were mesmerized by it when they were younger.

4. What’s your family’s (objectively) weirdest Christmas tradition?

Throwing a letter to Santa up the chimney and it comes down blank (because he read it...)

5. What is your favourite Christmas food?

Roast turkey with ALL the trimmings

6. Christmas pudding, yay or nay?

Nay

7. Describe your Christmas jumper (or other Christmas themed item of clothing if no jumper is owned. If nothing put “n/a”)

Reindeer onsey. Makes the dogs go bonkers. 

8. Cheese footballs or Cheeselets?

WTF?

9. Do you still get a stocking?

Oh yes.

10. Quality Street or Roses?

Not fused either way TBH

11. What is the one thing on your list that you really really want?

A relaxing one which isn't interrupted by work (last years specialty: A threatened progress call on Christmas Day and drafting call on Boxing day... luckily neither happened but put a cloud over the holiday) 

12. Are you hosting or going elsewhere for this year?

Hosting, including my mother who will be having her first Christmas away from her house for 48 years.

13. Midnight Mass or not?

Nope

14. What was the best Christmas present you ever got as a kid?

16k ZX Spectrum

15. Favourite board/card game to play on Christmas Day?

A movie based pictionary game

16. What is your favourite Christmas advert so far this year?

Not really noticed any

17. Favourite Christmas film?

Its a Wonderful Life

18. Favourite Christmas song?

Once in Royal David's City

19. Mince pies: best type in your opinion? (eg puff pastry, short crust, icing?)

None

20. I wish you a merry Christmas! 😘

Happy Chrimbo as well!!

1. Do you celebrate Christmas? (If no…this quiz probably isn’t for you)

Not particularly. It’s a festival of consumerism that manipulates people into buying things that either aren’t needed or can’t be afforded.

2. Real or fake tree? I’ve never bothered with a tree in my adult life.

3. What’s the favourite Christmas bauble/decoration that you own? I don’t own any.

4. What’s your family’s (objectively) weirdest Christmas tradition I think you’d consider my family’s Christmas traditions entirely orthodox. Someone from outside these traditions would find it nearly all weird

5. What is your favourite Christmas food? What sort of question is this? Pigs in blankets

6. Christmas pudding, yay or nay?Yay

7. Describe your Christmas jumper (or other Christmas themed item of clothing if no jumper is owned. If nothing put “n/a”) N/A

8. Cheese footballs or Cheeselets?Neither

9. Do you still get a stocking? sometimes

10. Quality Street or Roses?Quality Street

11. What is the one thing on your list that you really really want? World peace 

12. Are you hosting or going elsewhere for this year? Elsewhere

13. Midnight Mass or not? Sometimes but more usually the earlier lighting of the Christmas tree service 

14. What was the best Christmas present you ever got as a kid?Scaletrix

15. Favourite board/card game to play on Christmas Day? We play a different game each year, usually whatever game someone has got that year

16. What is your favourite Christmas advert so far this year? I try and fast forward through all ads

17. Favourite Christmas film? Don’t have one. 

18. Favourite Christmas song? Merry Christmas Everybody

19. Mince pies: best type in your opinion? (eg puff pastry, short crust, icing?) There’s more than one type?

20. I wish you a merry Christmas! I hope you have a happy Christmas too

I don't like those Lindor chocolate balls. Everyone else seems to think they are great so I'm wondering whether there is something wrong with me.

TB I really don't like Ferrero Rocher though everyone else seems to love them so there's probably something wrong with me too.

I like them. I'll swap my Lindt ones for your ambassador's choice.

Being an atheist is weird. I don't feel like I should celebrate Christmas and I don't really like the forced days of JOY and yet I go through the motions.
 

Being Christian at this time of year has to be even more weird. It’s this supposedly Christian festival that has become detached from all religious significance. Almost all the symbols of Christmas - Santa, the Christmas tree, tinsel and baubles, sleigh and reindeers, the John Lewis Christmas ad, mince pies have no religious significance or have lost their religious significance.

It’s also a time of sadness and loneliness for many - those who have lost loved ones around this time of the year, those who don’t have loved ones - and the relentless enforced joy and celebration from late November onwards must be jarring if not alienating for them to have it forced down their throats each year. It’s so hard to escape from it all.

 

 

 

1. Do you celebrate Christmas? (If no…this quiz probably isn’t for you)

Oh yes

 

2. Real or fake tree?

Fake - I would say real if I could plant them the garden after, but our garden ain't that big

 

3. What’s the favourite Christmas bauble/decoration that you own?

N/a

 

4. What’s your family’s (objectively) weirdest Christmas tradition?

Not sure we've got one. Way too many presents but hey we like them and we're not alone in that. 

 

5. What is your favourite Christmas food?

So hard. I think it's a narrow win for the homemade white sauce that goes with Xmas pud. 

 

6. Christmas pudding, yay or nay?

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

 

7. Describe your Christmas jumper (or other Christmas themed item of clothing if no jumper is owned. If nothing put “n/a”) 

Never owned one. Hoping to continue with this policy. 

 

8. Cheese footballs or Cheeselets?

The what now?

 

9. Do you still get a stocking?

Sadly not. Another reason my life is so much less fun than it used to be. 

 

10. Quality Street or Roses?

Don't be silly - neither

 

11. What is the one thing on your list that you really really want?

Nowt. In my early 40s. Hospital radio level presents are the accepted norm for me. I've given up hoping for more. 

 

12. Are you hosting or going elsewhere for this year?

Elsewhere, at least I fkng hope so

 

13. Midnight Mass or not?

Not - kids too young, used to though

 

14. What was the best Christmas present you ever got as a kid?

Tricky. Probably the M Falcon. 

 

15. Favourite board/card game to play on Christmas Day?

Irrel due to kid chaos.

 

16. What is your favourite Christmas advert so far this year?

Never seen any of them this year or previous. Another policy I'm hoping to continue with. 

 

17. Favourite Christmas film?

It's A Wonderful Life by a long, long way

 

18. Favourite Christmas song?

They're all the same. Quite like them. 

 

19. Mince pies: best type in your opinion? (eg puff pastry, short crust, icing?)

My mum's 

 

20. I wish you a merry Christmas! 😘

And the same to you, internet stranger(s)!

 

1. Do you celebrate Christmas? Sure!
2. Real or fake tree? Real
3. What’s the favourite Christmas bauble/decoration that you own? Lights. The more lights, the better is look.
4. What’s your family’s (objectively) weirdest Christmas tradition? Any
5. What is your favourite Christmas food? Christmas cheese and Christmas ham with mustard, this is the centrepiece.
6. Christmas pudding, yay or nay? nay
7. Describe your Christmas jumper (or other Christmas themed item of clothing if no jumper is owned. If nothing put “n/a”) n/a
8. Cheese footballs or Cheeselets? Cheese footballs
9. Do you still get a stocking? My family still does this. We put oranges, walnuts, almonds, and small Hershey chocolates are always in the stockings. Chocolate coins, a candy cane, and/or a iTunes gift card may also be included.
10. Quality Street or Roses? Quality Street 
11. What is the one thing on your list that you really really want? Hobonichi planner
12. Are you hosting or going elsewhere for this year? We are hosting this year
13. Midnight Mass or not? not
14. What was the best Christmas present you ever got as a kid? I was probably 8 or 9 years old and I got toy truck that would respond to voice commands.
15. Favourite board/card game to play on Christmas Day? Depends on the group you’re with.  CAH, exploding kittens, Carcassonne, Secret Hitler
17. Favourite Christmas film? Miracle On 34th Street
18. Favourite Christmas song? Ave Maria
19. Mince pies: best type in your opinion? (eg puff pastry, short crust, icing?)puff pastry

I wish you and all a Merry Christmas!

Star Wars with AT-ATs instead of reindeer and Vader's helmet instead of Santa

 

^^this has brightened my day considerably^^

Lots of votes for Pigs in Blankets. These are OK with Christmas dinner but much better sneaked from the fridge on Boxing Day with a big blob of cranberry sauce