Hi guys! So I'm a big YouTube fan/watcher, you might already know that since a lot of nail art that I do is inspired by girls who do nail art on YouTube. I also like to watch makeup/beauty videos on YouTube as well!
Two girls that I watch are Beautybaby44 (Lindsey) and StrawberryElectric48 (Kristie)! Last year they created a 'Holly Jolly Holiday Tag', where they created some Christmas/holiday related questions and tagged some other YouTubers to do the tag. This year, they created a 'part 2' of the Holly Jolly Holiday tag (I'll call it HJH from now on LOL)! I've been watching a lot of the HJH tag videos going around and it just seems like a lot of fun. I don't make YouTube videos but I thought it'd be fun to do a post on it! :) I just love Christmas time (and questionnaires!), especially when it gets down to the last 10 or so days until Christmas! :D
I'll also tag some other bloggers to do this tag if they'd like to on their own blogs. :)
1. Do you start your Christmas shopping on Black Friday or wait until the last minute?
We don't have Black Friday here in Australia. But I usually do Christmas shopping at the beginning of December. My bf and I like to get our gifts bought at least two weeks before Christmas because the shops are just too crazy and packed! You can't even get a car park easily!
2. If you could be in any Christmas movie what would it be?
Oooooh probably ELF! Elf is probably my favourite Christmas movie and I want to meet Buddy The Elf! LOL!
3. Which do you like better: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?
Christmas Eve is really exciting and everybody's anxiously waiting for it to be Christmas. Usually once Christmas Day is half over, you're sad it's ending! I am, anyway. Haha.
4. When does your family put up your Christmas tree and who decorates it?
Well usually we've put the tree up the first weekend in December ever since I can remember. But it's now less than 2 weeks til Christmas and our tree is still not up... :/ I'm not sure if it will actually get put up at all this year which is a bit sad. :(
5. White lights or colored lights?
Coloured all the way! :)
6. Are you guilty of peeking at your presents or do you like the surprise?
I used to try and look for them when I was little but my mum was too good at hiding them! :)
7. Would you rather live in a gingerbread house or in Santa's Workshop?
Santa's Workshop! How fun! :)
8. Tell us your Christmas Eve traditions!
Up until I was maybe 13 or 14, my brother and I used to make a "game plan" on Christmas Eve for what we'd do on Christmas morning. ie. We'd bring our presents into the play room and open them together (SUPER early, mind you :P We'd usually get in trouble for getting up so early) or the lounge room. We'd also do loads of activities to pass time on Christmas Eve like drawing pictures, playing on the swing set singing Christmas carols, etc but really it didn't make the time go much faster. :( Lol! Now every year since I was 14 or 15, my siblings (16 y/o brother, 13 y/o brother and sister, and 7 y/o brother) and I go hang out at my Auntie's house with her and our little cousin. Mainly to get my siblings out of my mum's hair! Haha! She goes to the shops and buys some last minute gifts and then spends most of the afternoon wrapping gifts. I guess it's just easier for her that way so she doesn't have to stay up all night wrapping!
I also remember making my brother watch Mean Girls with me when I was 11 or 12. LMAO! He would've only been 8 or 9 then. HAHA.
9. If you could be under the mistletoe with anyone who would it be?
My boyfie ;) LOL. :P
10. What tops your tree?
Usually a gold star. :)
11. Can you name the 12 days of Christmas?
Oh jeez umm...
12. Have you ever gone Christmas caroling?
I think once as a dare..? Haha.
13. Do you countdown to Christmas? If so, how many days are left?
Oh I sure do. ;) I even have an iPhone app! As of right now when I'm typing this (Thursday at 2:51pm) there is 11 days, 9 hours and 8 minutes until Christmas!
14. What are some foods and treats you can count on having every holiday season?
My Auntie used to make this amazing ice cream cake sort of thing when I was younger, it had M&Ms and some mashed up berries in it I think... But it was SOOOO yummy. It makes me sound like a total fatty but I seriously look forward to Christmas every year because of the food... LOL. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my roast Christmas dinner. <3
15. How has Christmas kept its magic for you as you've grown older?
I just love spending time with my family! :) I'll be honest, I do still get excited about the gifts... Lol though I obviously know that's not what Christmas is about and I'd still have fun even if I got no gifts.
So that's the HJH tag! :D That was fun and got me thinking about a lot of old Christmas traditions with my siblings. :)
And just for fun, here's some Santa photos of me and my brother!
Here are the ladies I tag! If you don't want to make a blog post, you could just leave your answers in the comments! :)
Teneil from Shades of Phoenix
Anthea from Nailed Obsession
Bec from Nailgunxs
Rebecca from Polished Peripherals
Mihaela from LacquerBuzz
Holly from MissHollyBerries
...and EVERYONE ELSE. You, reading this! If you want to do this, either leave a comment or make your own blog post! You may link it in the comments if you do the tag. :)