The Christmas Tag

It seems in the middle of all my exam stress, I fell a little bit of the Blogmas-train that I promised so sincerely to stay on. But, now that all my exams are done(Two went brilliant, one went to hell, but won’t have to worry about till next year, haha…) I’m back with my Blogmas posts! I had this idea that it would be really cool if I managed to put up a Christmassy post all the last 12 days before Christmas Eve – let’s try!

Today I thought I’d do a little Christmas tag to let you guys know my Christmas traditions a little bit better!

What is your favorite Christmas film?

This is a tough one. I recently watched Elf for the first time and thought it was really cute, but one of my favorites is maybe The Grinch. Oh and of course, Love Actually! It’s a must watch every Christmas!

Have you ever had a white Christmas?

I have had so many white Christmasses I probably can’t count them! Perks of living up north! This year it seems the snow is letting us wait until after December, though.

Where do you usually spend your holidays?

At home in Oslo with my family. We always have the best time.

What is your favorite Christmas song?

Maria Mena – Home for Christmas by far. It’s such a beautiful song. If you haven’t listened to it, put it on right now and then go back to reading!
Also, in Norway we have special Advent calendars on TV which are TV series for children with one episode every day of Christmas and they usually have such beautiful soundtracks! Check out this one  which I also think is absolutely beautiful. Other than that I just love Christmas songs in general,haha. Don’t know a Christmas song I don’t like really.

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Picture from one of the TV-series. How cute??

Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?

ALL OF THEM. Hahah. In Norway we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve, which means we have a big meal and dress up and then we open the presents, all in one night. The 25th, which is Christmas Morning for many is just a day to chill and relax with family preferably in a new pair of PJ’s that you got the day before.

Is your Christmas tree real or fake?

I usually have my own Christmas tree upstairs which is a fake one(but looks incredibly real) and then we have a real tree in the living room downstairs. The real tree is always my favorite. Literally smells like Christmas.

What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season?

I know I mention this all the time, but New York, New York!

What made you realise the truth about Santa?

In Norway we don’t really have the tradition with Santa Clause. It’s just something that a lot of families have adapted from American culture. In my family we never had any traditions with Santa and therefore I just always knew he wasn’t real.

Do you make New Years resolutions? Do you stick to them?

I ALWAYS make New Years resolutions, and I kinda never stick to them, hahah.

What makes the holidays special for you?

Being with family and friends and just the special feeling of peace and quiet and friendliness. In Norway we have a special word for that: Julefred – Christmas Peace/Quiet.

That was it for my little Christmas tag! Let’s see what I can come up with tomorrow! Now I’m gonna have a good nights sleep!

//INGRID

 

29 thoughts on “The Christmas Tag

  1. I loved hearing about your Chrismats traditions! You’re so lucky that you get a white Christmas every year! I just heard on the radio that we probably will not have one… 😦 We always celebrate Sinterklaas in December with presents, so we don’t do presents with Christmas, unfortunately. We always go to a nice restaurant for dinner and we dress up for that just like you do at home I think. I believed in Santa since I was 4/5 or something. Sinterklaas is a ‘bigger thing’ than Santa in NL that why Santa came always on the 2nd place..

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  2. This was such a cute post! It made me feel so christmassy 🎄⛄️ I believed in santa until I was six or something but that’s probably because santa is a big deal here haha since he ‘lives’ here in Finland 😂🎅🏼

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  3. Thats cool that you guys have your big celebration on the 24th. I like that idea and leave the 25 for recovery and relaxing! I always feel like after Christmas day I need a full day to recover lol Also- no Santa!!! I guess in a way thats better for kids because how disappointing it must be when you find out there really never was a Santa Clause lol I feel like I caught of very early on because I had an older sister- I dont remember my reaction but I’m sure I wasnt thrilled ha

    xo, JJ

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  4. You learn something new everyday! ✨ It’s so weird and interesting how different Christmas is celebrated all over the world! And thank yoou! Hahah, yes, for now(!), feels like I’m already stressed out for the next semester 😫 xx

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  5. Yay you are finally done with your exams well done! 🎉 Aww we also celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve in Poland and open our presents then! My friends in the UK always found it quite odd haha but I knew we weren’t the only country to do that! Home for Christmas is such a beautiful song to add to my Christmas playlist hehe thank you for sharing it! And you’re right – there isn’t a bad Christmas song out there! ‘Julefred’ is also how I would describe my family’s Christmas, especially Christmas Day after a hectic Christmas Eve of preparing food and wrapping up last-minute presents! I hope you get a white Christmas again this year – hopefully it is just showing up fashionably late! I love this post so much 💕 xxx

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  6. Thank you so much💕 I too knew we weren’t the only one with that tradition I just didn’t really know what other countries did so as well! Glad you loved the song! And haha, no snow yet, it has to hurry up now😭 xx

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