Life in the Slow Lane: MY CHRISTMAS Q&A

Saturday 22 December 2012


I  first saw this list of questions and answers over at KATHRYN'S blog LIFE TODAY, and have since come across it on many of the blogs I visit regularly.....I have been meaning to post my own answers for a few days now,,,so here they are- better late than never!

 Christmas Questions
1. How will you celebrate the holidays this year? There will just be the three of us at home this year...mum and dad have stayed in Scotland with the rest of the family. If we are not wakened by Kirsty at 6am, it will be another Christmas miracle. We are going out for dinner to a local restaurant in the afternoon...the first time we have actually gone out for Christmas Dinner for quite a few years.

2.What’s the weather currently like where you live? We've had a beautiful week, with the temperatures in the high teens/low twenties  (C) during the day

3. Do you decorate your home for the holidays? If so, share a picture please! If you have read my previous posts then you know that I most certainly decorate for Christmas and have posted lots of pics of my decor!

4. What is your favorite Christmas movie? I think it has to be 'MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET' (the Richard Attenborough version), closely followed by 'HOME ALONE' (1 AND 2)

5. What is your favorite Christmas song?   I love 'O HOLY NIGHT'  and have many versions of it, but there are very few Christmas songs I won't sing along with!

6. Do you have an advent calendar? We have had this beautiful wooden tree for about ten years now...we have never had chocolate ones

7. Do you prefer color lights or white lights? Definately white!

8. What is your favorite food to eat over the holidays? I have to confess to using the holidays as an excuse to eat lots of chocolate and sweet things!!

9. Do you display a live tree, or do you prefer fake trees? I don't think we've ever had a real tree....we've had a variety of artificial the moment we have two pre-lit ones which I love- no tangled lights every year!

10. What would you need to make your holiday perfect this year? To be honest, just having the three of us together in the same place for a few days will be enough for me!

Hope all your preparations are going well and that you are taking time to feel the 'specialness' of the season!

Thanks for dropping by! 
Take care of you
Alison xx


  1. I have to admit to eating far too much chocolate at christmas as well!!

  2. It's all about being together isn't it? Yes, chocolate makes an appearance here too - love your sunny shot of the house today Alison!

  3. I agree with you Alison - the most important gift at Christmas is the gift of being together.

  4. I had an advent tree like that, but it broke the very first year!
    Our fake tree is not prelit, but I think it works well.
    Love your answers.

  5. Merry Christmas, Alison! :o) I'm so glad to know that the three of you will be together at Christmas. I'm just a little bit jealous that you are going out for Christmas dinner. I bought a roast (beef) to cook and it will be just Doug and I, as Carrie will be with her dad on Christmas Day.

    Even though the circumstances of this past year were not fun, I feel very blessed that our friendship grew during that time. I'm looking forward to our continued friendship in the new year, and keeping my fingers crossed that we will meet face-to-face sometime soon!

  6. For me it's all about spending time together too. Have fun x

  7. This is fun Alison! It's a fun way to get to know you better! Beautiful photos.

  8. I'm very envious of the balmy weather and sunny days Alison. Definitely with you on the white lights - I *hate* the blue ones that seem to be in vogue.

    You can now look forward to a certain special parcel soon (knowing the Spanish post that may be in 2013) as I am off to the post office later today!

    Have a great Christmas
    Jemma xx

  9. Just popping in to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas, sounds like you will have a lovely one!

    Enjoy! Estelle xx

  10. Merry Christmas Alison. I agree with your last answer, just having all the family together is so special and I am blessed to have both Ben and Penny home with me this Christmas. Hope you have a lovely time together. xx

  11. this was/is such a fun thing to do, I love your answers and your advent tree is lovely. xx

  12. Sounds like the perfect no-stress Christmas day! Hope the meal was lovely!!

  13. Such wonderful Christmas traditions, Alison!! O Holy Night is one of my faves too! ~ Blessings, Tracey


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