Dec 14, 2015

Agi & Suze's Christmas Countdown: Interview with Birgit & Giveaway!


About Birgit

Birgit has two blogs, The Picture Garden and The Book Garden. She says about herself: I’m a writer and photographer, living in a world of stories. Sometimes the stories knock at my door, other days they attack me without a warning. Sometimes I have to chase them with an iron cast skillet, then I need to gingerly lure them out with a carrot. Ultimately they all succumb to my pen or camera, my weapons of choice in the pursuit of story-telling.

Interview

1) What’s your best Christmas memory?

When I was still a child I loved nothing more than sneaking up to the gifts already neatly arranged around theChristmas tree, spotting all book-shaped ones, and trying to catch a glimpse of the titles through the wrapping paper. Nothing beat the thrill of guessing which books I’d receive, and it goes without saying, those were the first presents I unwrapped too. And when I finally turned in for the night, I already got started on one of the many books I had received. Ah, those were good times!

2) What are your 3 favourite Christmas reads?

This is really hard to answer as I’m not exactly drawn towards Christmas-themed books. That said, I do have one favorite, namely „A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens.

3) If you could choose one person, dead or alive, to celebrate a one time special Christmas with, who would you choose and why?

Seeing how I still have plenty of chances to celebrate Christmas with the living, I’d pick my maternal grandma who passed away more than ten years ago. I fondly remember our family spending Christmas at our weekend home when I was little and I really wish I could experience one of those Christmases again.

4) What are your thoughts about Santa?

I don’t really give Santa much thought. I’m too preoccupied with trying not to appear on the Krampus’ radar. 

5) What are your best and worst Christmas gifts and why?

The best are the ones where I am utterly surprised how well someone knows me when I unwrap a gift that I never would have expected, but which is just perfect for me. The worst are the ones that scream „re-gifted” especially if it turns out I gave the item to the person three years ago just to receive it back, which is both thoughtless and rude.

6) Your favourite Christmas song?

„Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” 

7) Your favourite Christmas movie?

„While You Were Sleeping” which is such a sweet romance taking place around Christmas time. 

8) Top 3 books that you’re giving as Christmas presents?

I have no clue … apparently I’m running a bit late this year!

9) Most favourite and least favourite part of Christmas?

I love surprising people with my ingenious gift ideas, so my favorite part is seeing (or hearing) how they like their presents. My least favorite part of Christmas is when the time comes to take down the tree and put away all the festive decorations in early January.

10) I must ask, sorry – the best Christmas food is…?

Gingerbread, of course.

Giveaway

One very lucky reader of our blogs will receive a book of choice up to $15 from The Bookdepository. Good luck!


38 comments:

  1. Gingerbread always reminds me of Rebecca Raisin. Fab interview, really enjoyed reading it. xx

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  2. i like that we are kids, we spend all our christmas together with the cousins, a
    thanks!

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  3. I think I'm the same way, haven't read too many Christmas books, never that drawn to them, but a Christmas Carol is timeless x

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  4. The best christmas food is stuffing

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  5. Making Greek Christmas Cookies with my Mom & kids is always a wonderful memory every Christmas

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  6. Favorite Christmas song, Silent Night by The Temptations. The best version I've heard in my 34 years. Great interview!

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  7. My favourite Christmas song is The Coventry Carol. Dating from the 1500s & usually sung a capella, I think it's the simplicity of the tune & lyrics and the realisation that this has been sung for so many hundreds of years that make this so special.

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  8. Favorite Christmas memory is leaving cookies and milk for Santa, and spending Christmas at my grandparents house.

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  9. i do hope mine will be "good "gifts then but really regifting a present people have no shame
    i will need to check your song ( and fabulous works on your pictures^^ so creative as always)

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  10. Clichee, I know, but Home Alone is my favourite Christmas movie :)

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  11. I like the movie "The Polar Express"

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  12. The best Christmas food is Chocolate Cake :D :)

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  13. 1 of my favorite Christmas memory: My earliest memory of Christmas is me, at three or four, sleeping in the same room with my two older brothers on Christmas Eve. Just before I nodded off my brother Bob, who is 7 years ahead of me, said, "I just saw a hoof!"

    Looking back, he was no doubt pulling my little leg. But I so wanted to believe, I still have burned in my imagination the image of a reindeer on our roof, which I could clearly see out the window.

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  14. the best christmas food is Stuffing xx

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  15. One of my favourite Christmas reads is Christmas Brides by Cheryl Bolen.
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  16. I do re-gift, but I have never received something I gave as a gift. Too funny. This is why we all have wish lists.

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  17. Your favourite Christmas movie? While You were sleeping (1995) with Sandra Bullock. Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  18. Hahaha, the thing about the best and worst Christmas gifts is so true xD

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  19. Ham for the food -Mary Rose Benipayo

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  20. My favourite Christmas song is "Do You Hear What I Hear?".

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  21. Nice interview, favorite food, soft molasses cookies

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  22. OMG, your choice of song is my favourite too.

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  23. I'd say my favorite Christmas song is "Baby It's Cold Outside" but it's more of a weather song really.

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  24. My favourite Christmas food is my hubbys homemade stuffing yum xx

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  25. I love WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING! It's my favorite Sandra Bullock film next to the Proposal! Favorite Christmas food? I cant choose one! I'll probably hoard all the cakes and cookies! haha!

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  26. Enjoyed reading your interview, thank you!

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  27. my favourite christmas song is Silent night

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  28. It's fun to read everyone's Christmas favorites because Christmas is my favorite holiday.

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  29. I love Christmas cookies of all shapes and sizes.

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  30. My fav Christmas movie is Polar Express!v

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  31. I remember all the delicious cookies & fruitcake my mom would make for Christmas.
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  32. My favourite Christmas movie is The Snowman

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  33. My favourite Christmas song is Merry Christmas Everyone :)

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