It’s more or less, a fortnight to go before Christmas! In my country, holiday countdown starts as early as September (when the “ber” months kick in). We are so raving about this season like cray, I know! I partly loathe it when the streets get into a huge traffic mess and malls get full to the gunwales during this season. But hey, that’s just it! I’m not being a Christmas grinch or whatever.
Let’s get add some holiday vibes to this endless abyss of book tags, shall we? I was tagged by Astra @ A Stranger’s Guide to Novels to do the Dashing Through the Snow Book Tag. She’s the very proponent of this awesome Christmas tag. Thank you, lovely!
1. Name a book you would like to see under your Christmas tree
I know I’m nowhere near the exact good girl in Santa’s very lofty standards of rectitude but well, I’d still like to see the illustrated version of HP under the tree with my name on it. Be my Santa, please?
2. A book you’ll be reading this Christmas season
My holidays are pretty pumped up. I work in an industry where Christmas is just terribly crazy. Reading is definitely a luxury. I’m not promising myself to read a lot this month but these are on my “urgent TBR”.
3. Favourite Christmas movie
I have to agree with Astra’s entry here. Home Alone is just the best Christmas movie. I memorize like some of the lines there as a kid. Why couldn’t McCaulay Culkin stay as adorably cute as that?!
Let’s be fair to TV shows. I love Christmassy episodes on TV, the most remarkable being How I Met Your Mother’s “The Final Page”. Well it’s obvious Barney being into Patrice was all for a show but the way he won Robin back is just ssssmaaart.
4. Do you like snow?
TRUTH TIME! Snow is a stranger for me. I completely marvel on people who stick their tongue out to catch a snowflake. Isn’t that unsanitary? LOL. Well I wouldn’t know, would I? My oriental skin hasn’t ever experienced winter yet so my relationship with it is still undefined.
5. Name a character you would like to spend your Christmas day with
The Weasleys except Percy because we all need a good laugh during the holidays. If I’m lucky, I could score a knitted sweater from Mrs. Weasley!
6. To give or to receive?
Well, I don’t think giving and receiving are two ends of a spectrum. It’s like a cycle technically. Giving is receiving and receiving is giving. Once you give happiness, stuff, or whatnot to someone, you likewise receive a sense of accomplishment or purpose within. Receiving goes vice versa. Let’s coin this as RECEIGIVE.
7. What fictional place would you like to spend Christmas at?
I spend Christmas with my family ONLY.That’s non-negotiable. But yeah, I’m welcome to the idea of setting foot to fictional places pre-Christmas!
If my nose isn’t stuck on a book, I go nuts over shopping. but I prefer to keep to myself at most times when I do so. This is one of the things I look forward to during Christmas. My mantra: seize the opportunity to take advantage of the red tags! I can think of one fictional place to channel this shopping freak in me and that’s Hogsmeade!
8. Fondest Christmas memory
Christmases for me are practically the same. Gift-giving with family, hear Christmas mass, give money to children (a Filipino custom) sharing sumptuous meal, etc. It’s been a routine but I don’t know, I still look forward to it anyway.
9. Can you say Christmas tree ten times FAST in a row (pronouncing it correctly!)
Yeee… Nah. I’m saying it KISSMASCHI on the eighth onward. Damn!
Spread the Christmas spirit!
I’m tagging my most recent followers (who are book bloggers) , again a prospect to get to know them more!
Dearna @ Words of the Roses
Emily @ Emily Talks About Books
Heather @ Sassy Book Geek
Joan @ Fiddler Blue
Kelly @ Stellar Scrutiny Book Blog
Kim @ By Hook or By Book
Maan @ Pigeon Reads
Traci @ Read Hot Reviews
Also adding to the list one of the most earnest accomplisher of book tags I know because I promise to tag him on Christmas-themed book tags!