I am looking for my christmas feelings and I found these questions on Monikas blog. I have translated them to english and reflected a bit on these:
What does the time before christmas means to you?
I just LOVE christmas. And the time before is so precious to me. To light the advent candles and having quality time with my family. Traditions is for me very important.
Which colours do you prefer in the house when it's christmas?
I like to decorate with red, gold and white.
What do you prefer to drink at christmas?
Together with the christmas dinner I want to have one aquavit.
And of course mulled wine/glühwein.
What sort of hobby thing do you prefer to do while waiting for christmas?
I always have big plans making christmas gifts. And of course they are some sort of quilting.
Home baked or bakery?
I have to bake myself. But I do not bake so many different cakes like I used to before.
Modern or nostalgic chrismas decoration?
Nostalgic christmas decoration is the best.
What christmas smells do you want in the house?
Ginger/cinnamon and hyacinths.
What gives you the ultimate christmas feeling?
When I can gather my family around the christmas three and look at their happy faces.
What is you favorite christmas music?
I have to hear three special christmas songs before it is christmas to me. That is Mehelia Jackson with Silent night, Jussi Bjørling with O helga natt and a silly but very nice norewgian song called Julekveld i skogen (Christmas in the forest). On des 1st I always find my christmas cd's and listen to them.
And I have added one more question:
Do you have special memories about christmas:
I remember when I was a little child every christmas was always very very cold. And when I walked across the road to celebrate christmas with my grandmother the stars where so bright and the snow was twinkling. I was always so excited about christmas and I still is.
Another memory is when my father made me a dollhouse. I have peeked through the keyhole and seen what he was doing. But when all the gifts was unpacked at christmas eve, I had got no dollhouse. My dear father had discovered me peeking in the keyhole and wanted to tease me. Of course I got my dollhouse, but it was a lesson to me.
....... but I am still very curious about the gifts LOL