how festive are you?
Christmas Day is upon us, but what’s your festive personality? Are you a Grinch to the core, or bouncing-offthe-walls Buddy the Elf? Take our tell-all quiz to find outé
1 What’s the best thing about Christmas?
a) I mean, I’d never say no to presents, but the rest is such a faff. Can’t we just scrap the build-up bit? (2)
b) EVERYTHING. Cake, presents, carols, reindeer, Santa. OMG. (3)
c) When it’s over. Bah, humbug! (1)
2 What do you leave out for Father Christmas?
a) Whatever his heart desires. Mince pies, a glass of milk and carrots for the reindeer. Maybe then he’ll visit more than once a year… (3)
b) Nothing. Spoiler alert: He’s. Not. Real. (1)
c) A Slimfast shake so he can get down those chimneys quicker. (2)
3 You’re shopping in John Lewis and Jingle Bells starts to play. What do you do?
a) Leave. As quickly as my legs will carry me. (1) b) Whistle or hum along without realising. (2) c) Break out into song and dance. I’ve always wanted to be part of a flashmob. (3).
4 It’s tree time! When do you put yours up?
a) Um, I have better things to spend my money on. (1)
b) At the earliest opportunity, alongside my treasured collection of decorations. (3)
c) The second week of December, but never before. (2)
5 What does your go-to Christmas jumper look like?
a) A giant Rudolph with a jingle bell for the nose and flashing lights as standard. (3)
b) A cute pompom tree or a penguin. Festive, but not too OTT. (2)
c) Navy and pink with a Fair Isle print. (1)
6 What’s your favourite part about Christmas Day?
a) The food. Roast turkey, stuffing, Yorkshire puds. Who said this had to be an annual thing? (2)
b) The people. It doesn’t matter what day of the year it is, having everyone together is the best feeling in the world. (3)
c) The end. It’s exhausting. Can I sleep now? (1)
7 It’s time to think about Christmas presents – what’s your POA?
a) I’ll just rewrap my cast-offs from last year. No one’ll ever know. (1)
b) Well, I’ve been saving since February so I’ll probably draft out a spreadsheet of everyone’s gifts, then I’ll place a few orders and finally schedule in a few shopping trips. Note to self: personalise wrapping paper. (3)
c) Choose a quiet shopping day and get it all done in one hit. Simples. (2)
8 Who’s your favourite Christmas character?
a) The Grinch. I just wish I had my own cave to hide away from all this Yuletide crap. (1)
b) Elf. Remember: the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. (3)
c) Bob Cratchit. I’m happy all year round – Christmas is just another time to bring everyone together. (2)
9 What’s your annual New Year’s Eve uniform?
a) A classic LBD. (2)
b) Jeans and tee. It’s not really much different to any other day, is it? (1)
c) Head-to-toe sequins. I’ve been waiting for this night all year. (3)
10 What’s your favourite Christmas pastime?
a) All of them. Carol singing, decorating, baking, shopping, wrapping, ice skating. I just wish we could do them every day. (3)
b) Eating. It’s the only time of year I can eat as much as I like without feeling guilty. (2)
c) Sleeping. That way, I can escape the utter ridiculousness going on around me. (1)
11 What’s your festive mani personality?
a) Who has time for polish? I’m too busy boozin’. (1)
b) A glitter nail never fails. (2)
c) Nail art Rudolphs, complete with fuzzy pompom noses. (3)
12 It’s Boxing Day – how will you spend it?
a) Rejoicing. At long last, the hell that is Christmas is finally over. Phew. (1) b) Eating leftovers. Might as well make use of the food while it’s there. (2) c) Crying that it’s come to an end. Until the evening, when I’ll start planning next year’s celebrations. (3).
13 What’s on your Christmas list?
a) Nothing. I’ll end up with socks whatever I ask for. (1)
b) Stationery and food vouchers. Practical things that I actually need. (2)
c) I don’t really have a list; Christmas is all about giving, right? (3)
£80, Bella Freud
Rudolph jumper, £10, Missy Empire
Tree jumper, £8, Dorothy Perkins
t-shirt, £ Topshop Jeans, £40, River Island
Dress, £150, Topshop
House of Holland Nail Set, £8.99, Boots
Dress, £9.99, Zara