Dec 8, 2015

Agi & Suze's Christmas Countdown: Interview with Sandra & Giveaway


About Sandra

Lover of books, book reviewer and blogger. Favourite genres include crime, suspense, romance, women's fiction, sci fi and fantasy.

https://bookloverwormblog.wordpress.com/

Interview

1) What’s your best Christmas memory? 

My best Christmas memory is running downstairs with my brother and opening the door to the lounge and finding what looked like hundreds of presents under the tree. Why I remember this one time more than any other I have no idea but I know I was happy and excited so that’s why I’ve picked it as my favourite.

2) What are your 3 favourite Christmas reads? 

I don’t have 3, I have 1 which is Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, even though I know the story really well I still love it. Until recently I’ve never really been a huge reader of Christmas books but ones that appeal to me have a nice story with good characters, set somewhere that makes you feel Christmassy and cosy. Preferably with snow, I love snow at Christmas.

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

Agatha Christie. Because I love her books and between discussing those and her travels with her archaeologist husband I think it would be a fascinating, enjoyable and educational day.

4) What are your thoughts about Santa?

I think Santa is great, to be honest. I don’t see any harm in believing in someone for a few years, like I did, and then realising when you’re old enough what actually happens. There are so many acts of cruelty against people these days that I think a bit of fantasy and imagination when you’re a child is a good thing.

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

Best gifts are always books or gift cards so that I can buy books. Worst gifts are ones that look like the person giving them hasn’t put any thought into it and has just handed over the first thing they could find.

6) Your favourite Christmas song?

White Christmas by Bing Crosby

7) Your favourite Christmas movie?

It’s a Wonderful Life of course! I love this film and watch it every year.

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

I’m only giving one book as a Christmas present which is the audiobook of Brian Blessed’s autobiography Absolute Pandemonium. However, if I were giving more books as gifts I would also give Conditional Love by Cathy Bramley and The Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin, both of which I have read this year and loved.

9) Most favourite and least favourite part of Christmas?

Least favourite part of Christmas is the commercialisation. I’m fed up with seeing Christmas stuff in shops in September and people spending money they don’t have on presents, that’s not what Christmas is about to me. Favourite part would have to be snow on Christmas day, which rarely happens. Also I love simply having time off work to relax, watch films and tv and read, absolute heaven for me.

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

All of it!?!! I love Christmas cake, but I also love Roast Turkey or Chicken with Roast Potatoes (which I’m very good at making), Honey Roasted Carrots and Parsnips and all the trimmings. I’m too traditional to want to eat anything else for my Christmas day meal.

Giveaway

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39 comments:

  1. The best christmas food is cinnamon rolls! For some reason in my family it is a tradition that for breakfast on christmas morning we eat cinnamon rolls. It is probably the only time I eat a one in the whole year and it is always the sign that it is christmas day!

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  2. From the Lovestruck series ☺ -Mary Rose Benipayo

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  3. I love White Christmas by Bing also, I think that's just about my fav. song for the holiday. Great interview, loved reading about her <3

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  4. I loathe the commercialisation of Christmas, in fact the commercialisation of all the festivals that mark the year.

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  5. My favorite Christmas song is Silent Night.

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  6. I totally agree about the commercialization of Christmas and also cannot stand it when they start selling Christmas sweets in September not to mention festively decorating shops soon thereafter. And once the new year rolls around the same thing happens with Easter ... *very big sigh*

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    1. I know what you mean. Sadly Easter seems to be advertised, at least in chocolate form, before New Year now. :-(

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  7. my favourite Christmas song is we wish it could be christmas everyday

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  8. Thank you for all the lovely comments. I had fun doing this and it's interesting to see who shares my favourites and what other people's are.

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  9. lovely interview! my fav memory is when I was small money was very tight, I ha a wonderful childhood, but there was only money for the essentials. every christmas my parents would treat me to pack of 12 cans of cols. I was allowed on on christmas eve and then one every day until they had gone. It was such a treat, I counted down the time until I could have a "special" drink. I made them last as long as possible as I knew I would have to wait until the following Christmas to have them again. It sounds crazy in this day an age that something so ordinary could be such a big deal but it really was. I still think about it now and I am really grateful that my parents did this for me. This memory means so much to me.

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  10. My first Christmas tree was a piece of bamboo cut from our front yard, its branches trimmed to a pyramid. The first lights were the tiny, multicolored, blinking globes (firefly lights did not exist yet then).

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  11. There is no harm in Santa. I agree. It's a fun & magical part of childhood.

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  12. My favorite Christmas song is "Thank God it's Christmas" - Queen

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  13. My fave Christmas song is " Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer.

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  14. My favorite Christmas Memory is with my parents and brother when we were young. Every year we made wonderful Christmas cookies together and we always looked forward to it.
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  15. My favorite Christmas memory is getting a kitten as a gift.

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  16. 6) Your favourite Christmas song?

    The Christmas Song by Sleeping At Last

    Christmas is a big deal for our family. We go to church and then get together celebrate. There would be lots of food that's specially for Christmas. We would have an excuse to binge eat. My mom would always give gift to my cousins and to the extended family.

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  17. I agree with the shops stocking Christmas stuff too early .My best Christmas was when my son was born a week before on the 18th xx

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  18. My fave Christmas song is All I want for Christmas by Mariah Carey xx

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  19. My favourite Christmas song is Mele Kalikimaka (Christmas In Hawaii) by KT Tunstall!

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  20. My favourite christmas song is Fairytale of New York.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  21. Your favourite Christmas song Shake Up Christmas by Train. Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  22. CELEB YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO KISS UNDER THE MISTLETOE? Either Chris Hemsworth or Dave Grohl.

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  23. For me now,Christmas is my grandchildren. I had a wonderful childhood, with happy Christmas memories. Now I want that for them.

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  24. my favourite christmas song is Driving home for Christmas by Chris Rea

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  25. I also love christmas cakes, but sadly don't believe in Santa..

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  26. My favourite christmas song is the Sussex carol

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  27. My favourite part of Christmas is watching my kids open their presents & my least favourite is cleaning up all the torn and shredded wrapping paper & packaging!

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  28. My favourite part of Christmas is having all the family round at my house for Christmas dinner, but the worst part is having to do all the washing up when they leave!

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  29. I'm always excited about all the good food at Christmas too! Especially all the yummy baked goods I'm making this year.

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  30. I always look forward to the cola advert at christmas

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  31. My best christmas wish would be to visit my partner who's just moved to the states!

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  32. My favourite part of Christmas is Christmas Eve and least favourite part is taking the tree down :(

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  33. The best Christmas food is Pumpkin bread!

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  34. My favourite food is Christmas pudding

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  35. My favourite food is Christmas pudding

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