Blogmas | The Christmas Day Tag!



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!


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!


Favorite Cereals

I like eating banana nut muffins for breakfast and everything, but I remember getting up early in the morning when I was a kid and eating cereal. It’s been a while since I’ve ate cereal. Everytime I watch TV, there is always a commercial about cereal. Whether it’s the gluten-free cereals or the ones I grew up loving as a kid. They’re everywhere I turn my head! When I was little, going to the store with my mom and going into the breakfast aisle, was a blast, but difficult to choose which box sounded good. My sister and I were only allowed a box for each of us. Sometimes I would get smart and I might choose the cereal bars or the mini cereal boxes that come in a pack. The times I would use my brain.

What is your favorite type of cereal? I use to eat Apple Jacks, Honey Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Church, French Toast Church, Fruit Loops, Honey Bunches of Oats, Raisin Bran, and Reese’s Puffs. Emily would eat the same ones except she would Coco Puffs and Lucky Charms to the list. Those were never in my favor. I’m not a marshmallow¬†fan and I may never be a fan. I would eat the Coco Puffs cereal bars but for some odd reason, just eating the actual cereal was never fun, I guess. The cereal I’ve been craving for a while is French Toast Church. I had to look up a list of cereals because my mind isn’t really awake yet. I found an A-Z list of breakfast cereals and was surprised to find a lot of cereals I have never heard of. Even the ones I had for maybe a year or two, I recognized the name but couldn’t make out the shape of the cereal.

Another fun fact about cereal. Whenever I would eat cereal, about 80% of the time I would eat it dry. I was never a fan of pouring milk into the bowl of cereal. I don’t understand why and I was always made fun of for it. My sister had no problem with it. If I ever had milk in my cereal it would only be a little bit so it wasn’t soggy. If it didn’t have that church, I thought it was nasty and I would be done with it. There were two cereals I do have milk with my cereal, they are Honey Bunches of Oats and Raisin Bran. I think my papaw or my nana got me into Honey Nut, because the first time I had it was at my nana’s house for when we slept over at her house. I would hear noises around 5:30 or 6am and get curious enough to get myself up and head into the kitchen. Raisin Bran was my dad’s thing. He would make it for me in the mornings when we’d get up in the mornings, he’d put sugar in it for me. It was SO yummy! I miss it. Actually I miss a lot of these cereals.