‘Tis the season…
- Link back to the person who tagged you.
- Answer the questions.
- Add/exchange questions for the next people, if you like.
- Tag as many people as you like!
*** Does it snow where you live around Christmas? How much? Any special snowy Christmas stories? ***
Of course it snows here. This is Canada, where (according to pretty much everyone who isn’t a Canadian) it snows and hails and sleets all year ’round. *glowers at movies/TV shows/internet stupidity that makes it appear so* In all seriousness, it does snow a fair bit where we live, though so far this winter has been a dismal disappointment – we get lovely, luscious snow one day and then the very next, it all melts away, leaving muddy, splotchy grass. Not very uplifting. But the month is young! When my family lived in the country, my siblings and I would make giant snow forts/tunnels and play on/in them for hours. Very fun.
*** Do you get a real tree or a fake tree? ***
We haven’t ever had a tree. But if we did, I’d want it to be real.
*** What is your favorite Christmas movie? ***
White Christmas, forever and ever. There’s lots of other that I enjoy as well, but White Christmas will always be my favorite. Most of the other Christmas movies I love aren’t what you would call traditional Christmas films. (Stalag 17, for one.) I also find the Christmas episodes of classic (and modern) TV shows to be a lovely, heartwarming treat. Along with this.
*** Where in the world would you like to spend Christmas the most? ***
At home. Boring, I know. Still, as Jane Austen says “There is nothing like staying at home. for real comfort”.
*** What fictional/literary character would you most like to spend Christmas with? ***
When I first pondered this question, no one came to mind, but then possibilities began flooding in so fast that I haven’t sorted them out yet. So I’ll just throw them all at you because I love each and every one: the Curtis brothers (The Outsiders), Mr. Knightley + Emma (Emma), the Finch family (To Kill a Mockingbird), the Pontipees (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), and Spike + family (Flashpoint). *siiiiigh* I’d be more than happy to spend Christmas with any of these families (and they’re all families because I think a one-on-one Christmas celebration with a fictional character would be awkward).
*** What is your favorite Christmas song? ***
HOW CAN YOU ASK SUCH A QUESTION? I adore ‘Oh Come, All Ye Faithful’, ‘Hark, the Herald Angels Sing’, ‘White Christmas’, ‘I’ll Be Home For Christmas’, ‘Winter Wonderland’, ‘Jingle Bells’…oh, so many. How can I chose? I guess I’d pick ‘Oh Come, All Ye Faithful’ because it means a lot to me (not that the others don’t, but that one especially).
*** What is your favorite Christmas book/story (besides, ya know, the story)? ***
How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss. *bawls* It never gets old, it never fails to hit that sweet spot for me somewhere in the middle of humor, feels, and a very, very timely message for our generation. LOVE.
*** Which do you prefer: multi-colored lights or white lights? ***
Multi-colored! They’re so cheerful and bright. ❤
*** What time period/decade would you most like to spend Christmas in? ***
Um…I like the way Christmas is now, but I guess the 40s. Just because the 40s is pretty much the best in every way (except for, y’know, World War II and all) and all those Christmas carols would be playing the department stores and there’d be loads of gorgeous window displays and everything would be merry and bright and full of good cheer. (Not that it isn’t these days. And I’m more talking about post-WWII 40s, by the way.) That would be amazing.
*** Which period drama has the best Christmas scene/episode? ***
Another (almost) impossible question. I love the Christmas scenes in Little Women (1994 version), White Christmas (of course), Eloise at Christmastime, It’s a Wonderful Life, Emma (2009 version)…there are so many, many perfect moments. But I think I’d have to go with a Christmas scene that I’ve discussed before on this blog – the one from Stalag 17, when the gang gives Joey a new piccolo and everyone’s singing ‘Oh Come, All Ye Faithful’. Because I really think that that scene sums up a whole lot of what Christmas is about (besides Jesus being born, of course – I’m talking more about the general spirit of peace and generosity and good-will). Never fails to make me cry.
I had so much fun with this tag – feel free to borrow it + don’t forget to listen to tons of good Christmas music this holiday season!