While I was tagged in this a few weeks ago, it felt all wrong to post this when I was still walking around in a t-shirt with temperatures hovering around 50 degrees (Fahrenheit, for everyone outside of the US). But the temperatures have dropped recently, and now I feel completely justified in posting a winter tag.
Be sure to link back to Jackie at The Vibrant Dreamer (who created the link) in your own post.
Tag 4+ of your own friends to keep the coziness going!You don’t have to be tagged to fill this out – feel free to post your answers on your own blog.
You don’t have to, but if you leave a comment on my post (or tag me on Twitter @Leahs_books) I’ll check out your answers too! I’d love to read your responses!
A COZY WINTER TAG
#1: GREEN CHRISTMAS OR WHITE CHRISTMAS?
I don’t celebrate Christmas. Chanukah follows the Hebrew calendar rather than the usual January - December calendar, meaning it can fall anywhere between November to December. I prefer a white Chanukah, but it doesn’t always work out like that.
#2: WOULD YOU RATHER SNUGGLE UP WITH A BLANKET OR GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY IN THE SNOW?
I’m definitely more of a snuggle up with a blanket while watching the snow. I make exceptions if my great-nieces are visiting from Florida - they’re super cute little girls who don’t get to see snow unless they visit in the winter.
#3: HOW DO YOU TYPICALLY CELEBRATE NEW YEARS?
The last few years have just been a very laid back New Years, where I relax at home with some wine or champagne.
#4: FAVORITE WINTER FOOD?
Winter comfort foods for me are homemade soup and a bowl of farina, but generally not together. There’s nothing like either of these when the weather is cold.
#5: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SEASONAL DRINK?
I know it’s super controversial, but I absolutely love eggnog. Silk has a dairy free version that isn’t nearly as heavy as the original and it doubles as a really delicious coffee creamer.
#6: HOW EARLY DO YOU DECORATE FOR CHRISTMAS?
Going back to being Jewish, I don’t decorate at all. I mean, we put up a menorah in time to light the Chanukah candles, but that’s about it.
#7: DO YOU ENJOY THE COLD WEATHER OR DO YOU GET ANXIOUS FOR SPRING TO COME?
Time for my next unpopular opinion, but I love the cold weather. I mean, as long as I don’t have to spend prolonged periods outside, of course.
#8: DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL HOLIDAY TRADITIONS?
My family usually gets together on one of the nights of Chanukah and has a traditional meal, which consists of foods fried in oil. I know it isn’t the healthiest of choices, but it signifies when the oil in the holy temple was defiled, and there was only enough left for the candles to be lit for one day, but it miraculously lasted for 8 days, which was long enough to make more oil. So we eat potato latkes and donuts, light the menorah, play dreidel, and exchange gifts.
#9: WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF A PERFECT WINTER DAY?
Reading under a warm blanket with my dogs next to me, a mug of hot chocolate or coffee (with eggnog in it as creamer), and a great book!
#10: WHAT’S THE BEST PART ABOUT WINTER?
I have never really grown out of waking up, looking out of the window, seeing the world buried under a fluffy white blanket of snow, and realizing that I don’t have anywhere to be.
#11: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE SET IN THE WINTER SEASON? (NOT NECESSARILY A CHRISTMAS MOVIE)
My favorite winter movie is The Ref, with Denis Leary. It’s from the 1990s, and ironically it IS a Christmas movie, but it’s absolutely hilarious. I’d highly recommend it if you like dark humor and dysfunctional families.
#12: WHAT DO YOU HATE ABOUT WINTER?
I really don’t like having to stand outside scraping ice off my windshield, and dealing with it getting dark before it’s 4pm.
and everyone else who would like to participate in this tag!
Happy Winter everyone!