Let’s get into the spirit of things, shall we?!

It’s almost Christmas and I can’t wait to stuff myself with food and open the gifts that are waiting for me beneath the Christmas tree (Yes, I also love giving gifts, but I’m not going to pretend to be modest by saying that it’s not all about receiving gifts. I WANT THAT PINK GIFT WITH MY NAME ON IT.)

I saw this Christmas tag over at Aymie’s blog and I thought it was pretty cute, so I decided to answer the questions haha.

You’ll get to know me and my Christmas habits.

The Christmas Tag

What is your favorite Christmas Movie/s?

I posted a list of Christmassy movies that I love to watch around Christmas last Monday and you’ll find my favorite Christmas movie on top of this list. It’s the… the… the… THE GRINCH <33.

Merry Xmas <3

Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?

We always open our gifts on Christmas Eve.

I think it’s because we transitioned from Sinterklaas to Christmas. In the Netherlands most kids believe in Sinterklaas instead of Santa. Sinterklaas delivers gift in the evening on the 5th of December so most people are used to opening gifts in the evening.

Do you like to stay in your PJ’s, or dress up for Christmas?

It really depends on my mood or the occasion.

Say we go out to dinner or a brunch, then I’ll dress up.

If we’re not going anywhere, then I’ll stay in my PJ’s all day.

It’s just going to be me, my parents and our dog Pip this Christmas so it’s going to be a silk PJ day.

White lights or colored lights?

I like white lights.

As a kid, what was the one extravagant gift you asked for but never got?

Nothing comes to mind, to be honest. Looks like I was a spoiled child who always got the gifts she asked for…

But I usually asked for Bratz and Polly Pocket. Not sure if that counts as extravagant.

The Christman Tag

What tops your tree?


We thought we’d do something different this year.

No it’s not Hedwig, but it is a white owl nevertheless. And he’s really cute. Our guardian of the Christmas tree haha.

We ought to give him a name… any suggestions?

What are your favorite Christmas colors?

I’m always drawn to gold around Christmas.

Favorite Christmas scent?

Probably vanilla.

What is your favorite holiday drink?

I have two: hot chocolate with cinnamon and chai latte.

One is sweet, the other is spicy.

What’s your favorite Christmas food?

Oh god, I don’t know.

I don’t even think that the Netherlands has some kind of traditional Christmas meal.

Most of us just throw a raclette grill party, which basically means that I stuff myself with mini hamburgers all evening.

What’s the best part about Christmas for you?

I like the atmosphere that surrounds Christmas, I love the decorations and I love to spend the day with my family.

I’m not going to nominate anyone to do this tag. Whoever wants to is welcome to do so. Don’t forget to let me know, I’d love to read about your Christmas traditions.

Love, Izzy

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