And any of the ridiculously cheesy Channel 5 Christmas films. Sitting wrapping, or putting the decorations up watching those, I can’t imagine anything more perfect. Christmas fromage. 07. Favourite Festive Cracker Toy Spinning top, or dice. Maybe this year I’ll use the dice for the bar adventure I always promise myself I’ll have. 08. Favourite Cracker Joke How do snowmen get around? On an icicle! 09. Favourite Christmas Decoration All the decorations I have on my tree I bought when I first moved into my flat in 2001, for my first Christmas in my new home. Though I went home to my parents’ for Christmas Day, they’re still really precious to me, even though they are really cheap and cheerful. 10. Favourite Christmas Candle Scent Something orange and spicy – though the Jo Malone Cherry & Clove smells amazing! 11. Favourite Christmas TV Advert The Sainsbury’s advert, understandably is brilliant this year, John Lewis always pull something out of the bag, but personally, the Oxo adverts with Lynda Bellingham will always be favourites, and given her death this year, I’m glad Oxo have said they’re going to reshow this one in tribute. 12. Favourite Festive Tradition I started a tradition last year, that instead of presents, I see everyone for drinks, or dinner, or afternoon tea. It takes the pressure off gift giving (as most people can’t figure out what to buy me and vice versa) and as I’m usually rushing around doing stuff, seeing people and spending proper time with them is much more precious. 13. Favourite Place to Spend Christmas Home. Mr GFB and I have been doing Christmas at home so long, we have our own traditions. I go for a run Christmas day, while it’s so quiet I can almost run down the middle of the road. There are usually only dog walkers around.
Then we have eggs Benedict for breakfast, open presents around lunch time, watch lots of rubbish TV before dinner is around 5/6pm. Bliss.
14. Favourite Christmas Fact It’s considered unlucky to cut open a mince pie with a knife. 15. Favourite Snowman Accessory What’s a snowman, or snowwoman for that matter, without a scarf? Brighter the better. And that’s me done! Mulled wine now in hand….. I tag the following people to take this next: Old Fashioned Susie Mancunian Vintage Norton of Morton The Bearded Bakery