Countdown to Kitschmas: The 2013 Christmas Tag

Pretty sweet scanned in picture of my parents and I from the early 90s! P.S. Mom and I are wearing the same dress because we are the best and you should be jealous.
1. Do you prefer a real Christmas tree or synthetic?
This is actually the first year I've ever had a synthetic tree! I've always loved having a real tree because of the amazing smell, but who knows, I might love having a synthetic one (plus, I bought an Evergreen and a Balsam candle as well as a few other Christmas-y smelling ones).

2. You're in a coffee shop, it's December, what do you pick?
I'm an iced coffee lover all the way. People used to think I was nuts when I worked at the mall because I would buy an iced coffee at Dunkin Donuts and then go sit outside in the freezing cold and smoke (fun fact: I've been cigarette free since March 8th of this year!!). I also really like the chai lattes from a local coffee shop in Connecticut I used to frequent and the pumpkin spice lattes that Starbucks has. I just found out that the Starbucks in Japan don't have them though! Wompwomp.

3. What’s your favourite colour scheme for decorating the tree?
I've never had a colour scheme! My family loves really odd ornaments, so our trees have always been a mix of different colors. Ryan and I are keeping on with that, too.

4. Giving or receiving?
Well, I always love getting presents, (who doesn't?) but shopping for other people always makes me really happy! I love hunting for people-specific gifts that still have my kitschy flair and when someone loves something I've gotten them, it's one of the best feelings in the world, IMO.

5. To mince pie or not to?
Uhh, not to.

6. What's your traditional Christmas lunch?
Ham. Ham and sweet potatoes and corn and rolls and carrots. Pumpkin pie to follow. Mmmm...

7. Christmas day fashion?
PJs until I need to go out. Then I really like Christmas-y dresses and ugly sweaters.

8. What's your favourite Christmas song?
December is for Cynics by The Matches!

9. What's your favourite Christmas film?
This is a really difficult choice. As a kid, I would watch The Nightmare Before Christmas over and over and over throughout the fall up until Christmas. It's really the only favorite that I have that is actually a Christmas-y movie.

10. Open presents before or after lunch?
Before! Stockings during Breakfast time and then under-the-tree presents after that.

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  1. Ah! You and your mom are so cute in your matching dresses. I used to insist on getting a real tree, but after finding needles 3 years later and adopting a second cat (she's a climber) we've been treeless the last couple of years. However, we also adopted your candle trick so at least the place smells Christmassy.

    1. Eee! Thank you! I'm kind of glad that while we're living in Japan, we'll be using an artificial tree because of how much of a pain it is to clean up all of the pine needles! This is our first Christmas with the cats and a tree together so we'll see how that goes... Haha. My parents would always tie the top of our Christmas tree around a hook they installed in the ceiling because of how often my childhood cats would knock them over. XD
      Hooray! I'm glad I could be of assistance. :D

  2. Here is my blog response to the 2013 Christmas Tag :) Hope you enjoy

  3. Oops that link didn't work, apologise. Hope this one does, Ci x

    1. Hooray! Unfortunately, neither link worked, but I found it anyway. :)
      Here is Ciara's 2013 Christmas Tag if anyone else is interested!


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