The Holly Jolly Christmas Tag | BLOGMAS DAY 17


Today I wanted to get festive af and come at you with a Christmas Q&A. I got this idea while reading Mackenzie’s blog (check her blog out here!) where she did the Holly Jolly Christmas Tag.

I stole some questions from her blog post, and I also searched through Pinterest for some more questions.

If you’re a reader, answer these questions for yourself as you read along! And if you’re another blogger like me, copy & paste these questions into your own Holly Jolly Christmas Tag post and tag me in it. I love reading what other people put as their answers!!

Without further ado, let’s get into the questions.

The Holly Jolly Christmas Tag

1. Favorite Christmas Movie?

My all-time fAVORITE Christmas movie is [amazon_textlink asin=’B01M3XEMJM’ text=’Eloise at Christmastime’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’AKIAJUCN5NJUOY4TCVCA’ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’36e97380-0257-11e9-8d61-0ddd35d78e44′]! It’s a movie I first watched as a kid and I used to watch it again and again. For me, I classify something as my “favorite” if it’s something I don’t get tired of easily. Whether it’s ice cream, pizza, blogging, or watching this movie – I could enjoy it again and again and again and not get tired of it.

2. Are you on the Naughty list or the Nice list?

Not to toot my own horn but I def would expect my name to be on the Nice List. I’m generally a nice person… I think. My close friends & family might disagree (only kidding) ((at least I hope I’m kidding).

3. Show us an embarrassing Christmas photo.

HAHA perfect timing for this question. I took a trip to Colorado this December to visit my sister who lives in Colorado Springs. We went to the zoo, and I love giraffes with a deep passion and so naturally we decided to feed them. Turns out I’m terrified of large animals when they get close to me (go figure) and, well, my mom captured the moment. I’m wearing red lipstick and the zoo had some Christmas decorations, so I guess it kind of passes as a Christmas photo?

Teresa Barker

i was so scared of feeding him hahahahaha

4. Have you ever had a White Christmas?

Once when I was a lot younger we had snow on Christmas! It was super magical and photogenic. If only I blogged when I was 7.

5. Do you start your Christmas shopping on Black Friday or wait until the last minute?

I procrastinate Christmas shopping like no other. Am I proud of it? Not really. But is it too late now to change who I am? Seems to be the case.

6. If you could be in any Christmas movie what would it be?

I think I would be in literally any Hallmark Christmas movie since they’re all the same.

8. Name all of Santa’s reindeer.

Youuuu know Dasher & Dancer & Prancer and ~Vixen~. Comet & Cupid & Donder & ~Blitzen~ (and Rudolph, duh).
Fun fact, I named my reindeer Webkinz back in the day “Comet” and honestly? Iconic.

9. When does your family put up your Christmas tree and who decorates it?

This kinda varies each year in terms of when we put the tree up bUT my mom usually comes in clutch. Usually she or me & her together put the tree up and decorate it. But this year we also had special guest Erick there to help, and I think he had a pretty good time.

10. Is your Christmas tree real or fake?

We have a fake tree! We had a real tree fall a few years ago and break some of our sentimental ornaments :/ so we stick to a sturdy fake tree.

12. Peeking at gifts or be surprised?

10/10 peaking. I can’t go along with a good surprise to save my life, I know, I’m awful. I’m v sorry.

13. Show us your ugly Christmas sweater if you have one.

I don’t have an ugly Christmas sweater. :/ But if I did I’d be sure to flex it often.

14. If you could be under the mistletoe with anyone who would it be?


15. Does your family have a special holiday recipe you like to help make?

Oh we make some gOOD Snickerdoodles, Green Bean Caserole, and Pierogies. They’re made with lots of love and fill both my heart and stomach with warmth and goodness. <3

16. Are you a pro-present wrapper, or do you fail miserably?

It’s been a journey but I’m now actually a pretty bomb gift wrapper. I usually try to coordinate different paper and string colors to make everything look super perdy. I’m actually trying to figure out how I’m going to wrap my gifts this year to look super cute and festive. Therefore me and Pinterest have been bff’s lately (and always).

17. Have you ever gone Christmas caroling?

Actually, at my mom’s old job a looong time ago she made me and my brother come for their Christmas event. We were forced to make Christmas crafts all day and then go around the whole building singing classic Christmas carols. Was it the worst experience my 10-year-old self experienced? Not quite. Was it my favorite thing ever? Again, not quite.

18. What tops your tree?

A super duper shiny star. How original are we.

19. Do you make New Years Resolutions? Do you stick to them?

I always make New Year’s Resolutions! I know they’re controversial but I love the idea of having a fresh year with new goals and an opportunity to grow. Call me corny, but yes, every December 31st you can find me writing out my resolutions that I want to achieve. As for sticking to them, I think I do pretty well for the most part. But there’s a new blog post coming soon on this topic (stay tuned).

20. You have been granted one Christmas wish… what will it be?

I would wish for all the Snickerdoodles I could possibly stand to eat. And world peace.

That concludes my Holly Jolly Christmas Tag Q&A

Again, either copy & paste these questions in your own post or answer them in the comments below!

Whichever floats your boat.

& I’ll see you all tomorroooowww.

Much love, Teresa

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