// the christmas tag //

hey, guys!

i saw this on tabi’s blog, and i wasn’t tagged, but i’m doing it anyway. because why not? i love christmas and want some of those good old holiday vibes on here.

let’s get into it. :)

rules

– thank the person that nominated you with a link to their blog
– add the picture in your blog (the red one above)
– copy these rules into your post
– add a link to the original post (littlediyprojects.wordpress.com/thechristmastag)
– answer the ten questions (you can add extra christmas-related questions if you want)
– tag at least three other bloggers with links to their blogs
– have fun!

questions

1) what’s your favorite thing about christmas?

this is going to sound selfish, but the presents. my love language is gifts, so receiving things makes me feel appreciated, and giving them is how i show others that they’re special to me. i also like driving around after dark and looking at all the lights and decorations.

2) what’s your favorite christmas memory?

spending the entirety of last year’s family christmas party hiding in the bathroom with a plate of dessert, of course.

i’m kidding, that kind of sucked. maybe exploring downtown with my friends and getting free cookies and cocoa at all the shops. or the time we got my brother a gift card for minecraft pc and put it in this freaking enormous box. but it managed to slip under a flap at the bottom, so when he opened it, he thought we hadn’t gotten him anything. that was fun.

3) are there special traditions your family has for christmas?

– for the past two years, we’ve gone to see the new star wars movie at this fancy theater that serves you dinner while you watch.

– we always have fruit salad and french toast for christmas breakfast.

– my brother and i go to our grandparent’s house to make giant gingerbread bears or houses.

4) what’s your christmas wish? (can be personal or general)

i’d just like to be happy on christmas day so i can enjoy it. my family gets frustrated with me if i’m sad around holidays and i don’t want to bring them all down this year.

5) what’s your favorite christmas dish?

i guess candy canes probably don’t count as a dish, but i’m going with that anyway.

6) what’s your favorite christmas decoration?

definitely the lights!! i have a strand of pink ones somewhere that are absolutely gorgeous.

7) what’s your favorite christmas song?

carol of the bells. it’s a little bit eerie, in my opinion, and i love it for that.

8) where do you usually celebrate christmas?

we spend christmas eve with my dad’s side of the family for dinner, and christmas day at home. then we celebrate with my mom’s side after the holiday, when we go to my grandma’s house or to my uncle’s place in another state.

9) what does the “christmas spirit” mean to you?

to quote the song i won’t be home for christmas // blink-182: “it’s time to be nice to the people you can’t stand all year.” 

10) who out of anybody in the world would you want to spend your christmas with?

my pal n. he’s one of my best friends, but i never get to see him anymore.

i’m terrible at tagging people, so if you want to do it, go ahead.


there are going to be a few more christmas/winter-themed posts before the month is up. i hope you guys don’t get too bored of holiday posts.

my friend izzy is taking me shopping today, so i can pick out my own present. i’m hoping to find some fall out boy or all time low cds, succulents, or more pins/patches for my jacket. i’ll show you what i get in my christmas haul post, whenever that is.

have a good day! :)

xo

loren

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// christmas playlist + memes //

hello, friends! christmas always sneaks up on me, and this year is no exception. it’s in sixteen days and i’m not feeling very festive, and i haven’t finished shopping for gifts, either. i know what i’m getting everyone, but apparently you need money to buy stuff? who knew. luckily for me, i just got $50 from my grandpa, so that should help.

(also!! it’s snowing right now!! i’ll try to share photos of it and some more christmas-themed posts over the next two weeks.)

i’m a bit sick of traditional christmas carols, so i made a playlist for myself of (mostly) pop punk holiday songs. ones in bold are explicit. enjoy. :)

christmas playlist:

humbug // owl city

kiss me babe, it’s christmas time // owl city

all i want for christmas is you (cover) // my chemical romance

fool’s holiday // all time low

christmas lights (cover) // yellowcard

ho ho hopefully // the maine

peppermint winter // owl city

christmas on the road // sleeping with sirens

oh ms believer // twenty one pilots

the christmas song // owl city

smile at snow // dodie

white christmas (cover) // panic! at the disco

what’s this? (cover) // fall out boy

xmas time of year // green day

christmas collection album // sleeping at last

west coast christmas // anarbor

mini anti-christmas playlist:

xmas sux // frank iero and the patience

merry christmas, kiss my a** // all time low

i won’t be home for christmas // blink-182

yule shoot your eyes out // fall out boy


my friend b came over last month and helped decorate the christmas tree. neither of us can keep our hands off the camera, which means we got a lot of crappy pictures of each other. she suggested that we make memes out of the photos, which was a lot more fun than it should have been. so here are a few really awful christmas memes for your enjoyment (we made more, but they used pictures of me, so i guess you don’t get to see those).

meme4yes, they’re horrible, we know.

merry christmas!!

xo

loren

2016 Christmas Haul

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I hope everyone had a great Christmas!

I thought you guys might like to see what I received . . . so this post was made.

If anyone is planning on leaving a long comment on how I’m bragging by showing off what I received — please don’t, I’m fragile.

Twenty One Pilots Hot Topic Logo Bag

I don’t typically like bags, but this one is tøp so it’s cool.

Twenty One Pilots Beanie Hot Topic

*runs about screaming*

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My grandmother got these cat earrings for me, so that’s pretty sweet.

Just a sec, I feel like drawing cat whiskers on my face.

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My lovely best fren got this book for me. Actually, lovely isn’t the right word. She’s insane and thinks my music sucks but I’m stuck with her now.

Love you, too, Izzy.

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Random stocking stuffers.

See those earbuds? That’s the third pair I’ve had in the past two months. Navi likes chewing them up.

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An ocarina and Triforce necklace.

I really like the Legend of Zelda which probably has nothing to do with my cat’s name.

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Link hat. It’s huge on me so I let my brother wear it sometimes. :P

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Either mugs are a common gift or everyone has figured out that I like tea.

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I have four movie tickets but no friends to go with.

I’d bring you guys if I could, honestly. Who’s up for watching Rouge One again?

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*insert clever-ish caption here*

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I now have $205 dollars (my family isn’t very original with gifts, but I’m rich now, so I can’t complain). I’ll probably end up spending it on band merch. (MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE AND ALL TIME LOW AND FALL OUT BOY AND TWENTY ONE PILOTS AND PANIC! AT THE DISCO TO BE SPECIFIC.)

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My brother got Pokemon Moon for me. I also got a 3DS. My mom hid the package in the downstairs furnace for some reason. She set up this clue hunt for me and I had to walk around the whole house before I was allowed to have my package. XD

Thanks, Pete Mom.

Dear family, if you’re reading this (which I sincerely hope you are not), thanks for the stuff.

Goodbye for now, loves. I hope you’re doing alright, but if not, you’re going to be OK real soon, kid.

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A truly beautiful cookie made by countless brave elf bakers, who were sadly lost in a freak accident in the North Pole. Rest in peace.

It’s Christmas Eve already? My dad’s side of the family is coming over for dinner today. I’d like to hide in my room while blaring My Chemical Romance (because I suck at socializing), but I’m sure I’ll have to interact with them. *sigh*

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Icicle lights on the porch.

I got presents for most of my friends this year (I’m so accomplished): a notebook, a clay worm (I hope it likes Inchy B., Megan), lip gloss, and a Costco box of macaroni. My friend Izzy really, really, really loves macaroni, so it seemed like a good idea.

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My dad just cut down a tree in our yard. I like bouncing on the branches.

My mom bought me these boots and I’m kind of in love with them. The only thing I don’t like about them are the heels. Yeah, they’re small heels, but I trip over my bare feet — nevermind these boots.

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Smiley cat. ☺

Anyone remember that time I went to Myrtle Beach? The friends that I stayed with spent the night here on Thursday. We went to see this life-action nativity with real donkeys and camels. (I didn’t particularly enjoy it, but that’s just my opinion.)

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Christmas light bokeh.

We’re going to see Rouge One on Monday.

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Fiery sunset.

  idk where I was going with this post. I guess I just felt guilty about not posting in two weeks.

ANYWAY, MERRY CHRISTMAS, ENJOY THE LIGHTS AND COLD WEATHER AND COOKIES AND MUSIC AND COCOA.

Have a wonderful Christmas, darlings.

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{Sugar Cookies}

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You know how Christmas can just sneak up on you? You spend all year wishing it would come faster, and then when December arrives, the days speed up and you don’t have enough time to make it feel like a holiday.

There are things that make the holidays feel real, and for me, it’s putting up lights, decorating cookies, listening to Christmas music and singing it obnoxiously loud, sitting in front of the fireplace, and, of course, snow.

Stay fabulous, loves.

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Merry Christmas!

Ho, ho, ho . . . Merry Christmas, yo!

(Excuse my alter ego, she’s crazy.)

I had a pretty good Christmas: big, fancy breakfast, lots of presents, some Elvis Christmas music playing in the background. And my grandparents came over with an abundance of fun little stocking stuffers.

You can expect to see a  Christmas haul up in a few days! (I got a whole bunch of nerdy stuff XD)

Now that December is drawing to a close, I’ve started to work on my NaNoWriMo novel once again. There’s currently 20,253 words in it. :D *pumps fist* I’m super excited to resume my writing!

What did you get for Christmas?

Merry Christmas!

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This is a hint about one of my Christmas presents for my message-readers: TARDIS. Any guesses?