Blogmas | The Christmas Day Tag!

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Howdy!

I think every Blogmas I’ve done, I always have some kind of Christmas tag in the lineup. I’ve never planned on any of them, by the time the season rolls around, they just appear at the right time, so I just end up doing them anyways!

I found this one while on Twitter. A fellow blogger Nina posted her link through the many retweet accounts and it came up on my newsfeed. When I first read it, I quickly realized that I hadn’t done it before and that it was all about what goes on Christmas day. I thought it would be fun to kind of guess what’ll happen that day a few weeks in advance, and maybe I’ll find out everything I said in my answers was right. Sometimes I like placing bets on myself, keeps things entertaining on those boring gloomy days!

It is a tag, but I am opening it up to anyone who wants to do it. If you end up answering the questions below, I would like to read your posts! So, please link it back to me at the end, okay? Have fun!

What time do you wake up?

It varies with every year honestly, but it is always very early! I’m not saying we get up at like three or four in the morning–when I was little, my sister and I tried to make this happen on more than one occasion; it actually happened once, we were proud of ourselves!–but we tend to get up around sevenish. When my grandparents lived in town, this was our usual schedule: wake up at 7am, play for 10 minutes and then rush to get ready to go to nana and papaw’s by 8am. This might be the way, Blondie and Brandon do it this year, but I could be wrong.

Where will you be spending the day?

So, since we no longer go to my grandparent’s house, it’ll just be my immediate family gathering at our new house! I am actually really excited to celebrate it here, we were jipped last year but we want to make up for it.

What will you be wearing?

I have a really cute pajama set, they are white with little Cardinals sitting on tiny branches and red leaves. It is made of velvet, so they are comfy and warm – perfect for Christmas I think!

What games will you be playing?

We don’t really play any games, at least not with my parents. Nolan will probably play with his cars for the “short” time before we unwrap presents. I don’t think my parents, mainly my dad, to have my little nephew wait even five minutes to dig into the gifts under the tree! He’s always been awful about that, but he has turned into a big softie when it comes to him.

What will you be eating and drinking?

So, during Thanksgiving, my mom is the one that tends to do the bulk of the cooking but dad is in charge of the turkey and gravy. However, when it comes to Christmas, this is where he tends to shine the most. He loves making big Christmas breakfasts.

We usually have any way you take your eggs, bacon, fried potatoes, sausage and cinnamon rolls. Sometimes he makes me breakfast burritos or quesadilla, but if he doesn’t, my go-to is the potatoes with ketchup, plus two or three cinnamon rolls for good measure!

As far as beverages go, we never have anything fancy. Nolan will probably drink apple juice and the rest of us will have milk, which seems like the perfect breakfast to me.

What will you be watching?

Okay, since dad gets up pretty early to cook everything, he usually takes over the remote and turns it to TBS for the 24 hour broadcast of “A Christmas Story”. Here’s the funny thing about that, I haven’t watched it all the way through since I was in middle school!

Now, after all of the festivities die down a bit, I have a full afternoon of NBA basketball games. I like to think it’s a Christmas gift to myself because it’s usually all of the teams I normally watch during the season playing on that day. Last year, I only missed one game, because I was so exhausted and because the Lakers were having an awful bout of games, I figured I wasn’t going to miss much and I think I was right too. I might end up recording them all and watch at my own time, but who knows!

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What do you hope to find under the tree on Christmas Day?

You’re allowed to laugh at this answer, but I haven’t really asked for much this year. My mom said she has gotten me something that will be signed “From Santa Claus” on Christmas day, but the only thing I really hope to see is a giant pillow.

I sleep with three pillows at the moment! I have my childhood pillow down at the bottom because I can’t get rid of it for the life of me, plus two extra ones I’ve had to include because of my neck. So, I am hoping for one, hard, giant pillow to solve all of my problems.

Who will you be spending day with?

I am spending the day with my parents, Blondie, Brandon, Nolan and our dog ChiChi (and yes, she has a stocking and is getting her own gifts!). I feel like it could be chaotic because of the excitement in general, but since Nolan is walking now, we can’t just place him in his high chair and have him unwrap his presents there. I have a feeling, he’ll be attempting to help everyone with their gifts!

When will you be opening your presents?

It’ll depend on whether or not we eat breakfast first, but like I said, I don’t think it’ll take my nephew long to convince papaw that we need to do this first, but you never know – although when it comes to these two, I’m hardly ever wrong!

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The Best Christmas Movie Ever.

I know I’m too early to be talking about any Christmas movies, but everywhere you go, different shopping malls are getting for Black Friday here in the states, so it’s actually normal to hear and see Christmas things all around. I went to Wal-Mart last week, and so far they only had one part of the store ready for Christmas. They were even playing Christmas music. Two people in my family have rented two different Christmas movies. I’m the only one who hasn’t watched anything that relates to Christmas yet. I don’t want to get ahead of myself. I haven’t even had Thanksgiving yet and you want to skip it for Christmas? How about we try to be thankful for what we have first, before we give Santa a list of things we want?

My parents started this. I think it was last Monday. After the three of us got done watching Finding Bigfoot. My dad put a DVD in the player. He was skipping through the previews and kept teasing me it was a scary movie. I knew he was kidding. I had mom put me in my room and I asked her what movie it was, since he wasn’t going to tell me. She got him the A Christmas Story 2. Apparently, he’s never seen it and I don’t think they liked it. My mom kind of figured he wasn’t going to like it. He’s a big fan of the original, and I mean, a BIG freaking fan. On Christmas Day, TBS play it all day long. If he didn’t have mom or Emily around, he’d probably watch it all day. If I can remember right, I think they taped it on their DVR in the living room, last year. Because I think he got bored and put that on. Last resort, I guess.

Over the weekend, my mom and sister went to take back movies and got their own movies, without telling me about it. I actually had a list of movies I wanted this time around too. Anyways, Emily got the new Call Of Duty: Black Ops game and of course, Elf. Isn’t it sad that I haven’t watched this movie all the way through? I’ve seen parts and thought it was stupid, plain and simple. Emily was watching this in the living room while mom was doing our laundry and I was playing Wii. She kept laughing off her butt, and it was her uncontrollable laughter. The kind that she usually doesn’t do. In every family, there are one or two that laugh weird. When I was 11 or 12 years old, I finally heard my dad hysterically. He doesn’t laugh like that all the time. I have my mother’s ability to laugh about everything and I don’t have laugh like dad and Emily. Instead, I do what my mom does when she laughs, we both start crying, and by this time, getting ourselves back in one piece is kind of pointless.

Anyways, Emily kept saying that Elf is the best Christmas movie ever. Well, if she was around dad, he would totally disagree. Even my mom said A Christmas┬áStory was better than anything else. Honestly, I’ve seen a lot of Christmas based movies in my lifetime that I disagree with both of them. Yes, I do love A Christmas Story, but only because it’s a classic. When I was a senior in high school, I wanted to see A Christmas Carol, you know the one with Jim Carrey? Well, my mom, cousin Kristi, and I all go to see it. It was 2009, and around that time I had a good track record of movies to see in the theaters, until we went to see this movie. My mom sat behind us and watched two 18 year olds, scream and jump from being scared. It was a scary movie with those damn ghosts! The funny part though wasn’t in the movie though. My mom looked over to a guy next to us in the next row was asleep and snoring. So most of the time, we were laughing about how we were getting freaked out by the movie and the sleepy head near by.

Even though I told you that story, that isn’t my favorite movie. Duh! My favorite Christmas movie has to be National Lampoon Christmas Vacation. I grew up on this movie. The first time I ever saw A Christmas Story, was when I was in middle school and apparently every person in that classroom had watched before, except me. That usually happens, so I’m use to it. I’ve watched this movie for years. Everytime it’s on the movie channels or on Comedy Central, I have to watch it. I’m even thinking about renting it over the weekend, since it would be considered “in season” to watch Christmas movies after Thanksgiving is over. This, to me, is the best Christmas movie ever! What is, in your opinion, the best Christmas movie ever? Here are some of my favorite quotes from the film:

Aunt Bethany: Is your house on fire, Clark?
Clark: No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights.”

Eddie: You surprised to see us, Clark?
Clark: Oh, Eddie, If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet. I wouldn’t be more surprised than I am now.

Margo: You just march over there and slug that creep in the face.
Todd: I can’t just attack someone.
Margo: Alright then, if you’re not man enough to put an end to this shit, then I am.