Christmas/ New Year’s With Andrew Farriss

Do you prefer artificial Christmas trees or real trees? I prefer a real Christmas tree, but its perhaps better for the environment to use artificial trees.

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When do you decorate your Christmas tree? Usually around the 1st week of December 🙂

What is your favorite Christmas song? What makes it your favorite? Silent night – just a beautiful song.

What is your go-to holiday drink? Wine or Cranberry juice.

What is your favorite Christmas present that you have ever received? My mother gave me the single Hey Jude by the Beatles.

What were your Christmas traditions when you were younger? Sharing very hot Christmas days with the family in Perth,Western Australia,’ Dad Leaving cookies & milk for Santa. Waking up super early out of excitement. Usually a baked dinner – Roast beef or Roast lamb & baked vegetables with my Grandmother & family.

How have your Christmas celebrations changed since becoming an adult?Yes, although at times I’ve tried to re-create enjoyable childhood experiences I had with my own kids, I like to go to church now, which I didn’t do much when younger.

How will Christmas be different at your house this year be different this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic? We will miss our Ohio family this year. I hope that our Australian family can join us this year for Christmas.

What is your favorite Christmas memory? Being with my family and feeling at peace with God.

How do you spend the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day? Depends what I have going on. This year, I will place a lot of emphasis on spending time my adult children, and theirs and Marlina’s happiness.

How do you spend New Year’s Eve? It depends where we are. This year it will be in Australian Outback.

How will the pandemic impact your celebrations? I hope we will be OK as we will be outdoors this year.

What do you typically eat on New Year’s Day? I usually start my day with a Caramel Latte.

Do you have a New Year’s Resolution for 2021? To not drink too much alcohol or eat junk food!.

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