As I sat here listening to the Harry Potter playlist and writing posts for the upcoming weeks (and also sneakily blog hopping and reading all of the amazing holiday content that you, guys, are putting out). I kept seeing more and more festive book tags! And even though it takes me months (sometimes years) to do the tag I was actually tagged for (I’m so sorry for that!!), apparently, doing the Christmass-y tags doesn’t require any motivation whatsoever!
I’ve seen the “Joy of Christmas” and also “The Festive Christmas Book Tag” going around, which I’m planning to do soon. But today I found this amazing “The Christmas Book Blogger Tag” on Confessions of the Book Geek that was created by Between my Lines.
❄ What Is Your Favourite Christmas Scene In A Book?
❄ Do You Have Any Christmas Book Traditions?
❄ Do You Prefer To Get Presents Of Book Vouchers Or Books?
❄ Do You Give Books As Presents?
❄ What Bookish Item Is On Your Christmas Wishlist?
❄ What 3 Books Would You Love Santa To Have In His Sack For You?
❄ Fake Christmas Tree Or Real Christmas Tree?
❄ What’s Your Favourite Thing About Christmas?
❄ What Christmas Book Would You Recommend?
❄ What Dish On Your Christmas Menu Are You Most Looking Forward To?
❄ When Do You Open Your Christmas Presents?
❄ What’s Your Favourite Christmas Song?
❄ Are You Dreaming Of A White Christmas?
1 – What Is Your Favourite Christmas Scene In A Book?
Uuh, there are many! To keep my answer Christmassy, I’d say Christmas at Hogwarts! There is nothing better than a warm fireplace, magically decorated castle and tables heaping with hot food!
I also loved the beginning of the Bear and the Nightingale, and the feel of cold, wild Russia that it gave off.
2 – Do You Have Any Christmas Book Traditions?
Absolutely! I love to cozy up with a good book on Christmas Day. I try to wake up before anyone else, wear my most comfortable pjs, a warm robe, make myself a large cup of tea (maybe get some sweets from the night before, if I didn’t overeat during the Christmas dinner) and cuddle in one the armchair with the book!
This is the moment I really look forward to!
3 – Do You Prefer To Get Presents Of Book Vouchers Or Books?
It doesn’t really matter. If someone gives me a book, usually they ask before what book I want. And if they give me a voucher I’ll be very very grateful, and go to the bookstore on the 26th of December to buy new books 😀
So I guess the voucher is “slightly” better because I get to anticipate the moment of choosing and buying new books!
4 – Do You Give Books As Presents?
Sadly, I don’t! My family and friends don’t really read, and I don’t want to force them to do something they don’t like by gifting them books.
5 – What Bookish Item Is On Your Christmas Wishlist?
One of the Owlcrate mugs ❤ I think they are the most beautiful mugs out there, and I would really love one for Christmas. (Maybe I should show this to my family? *hint* *hint*) 😀
6 – What 3 Books Would You Love Santa To Have In His Sack For You?
I’m planning to do a separate post for the books I’d like to see under my Christmas Tree, but honestly, any beautiful Harry Potter editions would be the greatest gift! I also have 3 illustrated editions, and I think the 4th one will be one of my Christmas gifts 🙂
7 – Fake Christmas Tree Or Real Christmas Tree?
When I was little, we used to get real trees every year. Now I much prefer the fake ones, I can just use the same one every year without a need to chop trees off…
8 – What’s Your Favourite Thing About Christmas?
Oh, I think I already answered that before 😀
Let’s see… I really love the whole preparation process: decorating my house, buying gifts, wrapping gifts, sending Christmas cards, creating a Christmas dinner menu and spending most of the 24th of December cooking multiple tasty dishes!
9 – What Christmas Book Would You Recommend?
10 – What Dish On Your Christmas Menu Are You Most Looking Forward To?
Hmm… all of them?! 😀 I love preparing many different entrees, from salads to cheese boards and big selection of olives. Lol Also, it has become a family tradition to always have red caviar for Christmas dinner. I’m very much looking forward to that! Mmmh..
11 – When Do You Open Your Christmas Presents?
After midnight! Usually, by that time the guests head home and only family members are left to open the presents.
12 – What’s Your Favourite Christmas Song?
Lovely Emer @ A Little Haze Book Blog recently posted her list of Christmas songs, and I really loved Sam Smith’s cover of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”.
13 – Are You Dreaming Of A White Christmas?
Yes! 100%! So I could do this on Christmas Day: