HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!! And if you don’t celebrate, HAPPY DECEMBER 25TH!!!!! We had our holiday celebrations early because my sister has to work on actual Christmas. She flew out to Florida for the week, we saw some movies, went to Walt Disney World, and had our Christmas. For this tag, I pulled random Winter/Christmastime questions to answer, so this isn’t an official tag.
Where do you usually spend your holiday?
We always spend Christmas at home. One year, we were so insistent on having Christmas in our own home that we traveled to visit family the next day.
Favorite part about winter?
There’s something so cozy about the winter season. I either want to be at the movies or snuggled on the couch with a book.
Do you like the cold?
Despite always living in a warm place, I love the cold. I have a heat intolerance, so even when it’s cold out, my face and chest will feel flushed. I would much rather be cold than hot. I’ve never really lived in a place where it snows consistently—Oregon would get snow sometimes. What’s better than big comfy sweaters and plush blankets? Heaven.
Colorful lights or white lights?
In regards to Christmas, colorful lights all the way. White lights are little classier, but color lights seem more Christmasy, more nostalgic, I guess. All other times of the year, I’m all about white lights. I’m one of those basic bitches that loves white fairy lights indoors. I’m all about the cozy life.
Share a family holiday tradition.
A lot of people seem to do this, but we’ve been seeing movies on Christmas Day for as long as I can remember. Other traditions like Christmas Eve church service and opening one present early have kind of faded away, but movies are forever.
As a kid, did a sibling ever receive a present that you wished was for you?
This wasn’t when we were kids and I didn’t get jealous until after the fact but a few years ago, my sister got a tickets to see the original cast of Hamilton in New York. I hadn’t really listened to the cast album yet so at the time I knew it was a big deal—she cried when she opened the envelope—but now I am so envious. Her and my dad love to rub it in my face that they saw the original cast. At least I got to see the tour a few years later.
What is your all-time favorite holiday food/sweet treat?
My grandma used to make these cookies called sour cream cookies that are the best cookies on earth, in my opinion. Technically, you can make these cookies at any time of year, but my mom would only make them at Christmastime because the recipe made such huge batches. I only associate them with Christmas and winter.
What is your favorite Christmas film?
A movie no one has ever seen! It’s called Fay’s Twelve Day’s of Christmas and it’s made by William Wegman, who made those videos and books with the dogs with human hands. Its ridiculous and hilarious and will forever be my favorite Christmas movie. Below is just the opening, but you can find the whole thing on youtube.
What is your favorite Christmas song?
I have a few. Nothing can come close to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You”—a stone cold classic. I really love “Merry Christmas, Darling” done by The Carpenters. Karen Carpenter had such a beautiful voice and this song showcases it wonderfully. Also, Ingrid Michaelson—one of my all-time favorite singers—came out with a Christmas album this year and I’ve had it on repeat for the last month. She somehow makes all Christmas songs sound a little melancholy and I really dig it.
What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season?
Of course, it would be incredible to see New York at Christmastime, do all the cliche New York Christmas things: Seeing The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center, Macy’s, Rockefeller Center. But I think it would be absolutely magical to be in London for Christmas. One day!
I wish everyone a Happy Christmas!