If there one thing I love about the weeks leading up to the big day, it’s the Christmas songs. I need no excuse to sing a little bit, and with some of the best Christmas songs of all time hitting the radio stations – I have no excuse not to get involved. Similar to the Jingle Bell Tag, this tag gives song lyrics and I have to give something to correspond. I originally found the tag on ‘Fandoms on the Run‘, but I’m not 100% sure whether this is where it began.
“You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch”
Name a villainous character you couldn’t help but love.
When I read Serena Valentino’s Fairest of All, I couldn’t help but love the Wicked Queen as a villain. Fair enough, the book was written to invoke some sort of sympathy toward her – but I just really really liked her character. So sue me.
“All I Want for Christmas is You”
Which book do you most hope to see under your Christmas Tree?
I’m aware that I have already filled this position – see The Jingle Bell Tag for the answer to this one folks.
“Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”
Name a character that overcomes major obstacles and learns to believe in themselves.
So I had to read The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini for my A-Level English Literature course. It is an amazing story that highlights how we have to learn to forgive ourselves as well as letting others forgive us.
Amir’s personal guilt in the story lays out a perfect tale of redemption and freedom.
“Santa Claus is Coming to Town”
Which character do you think would be on the top of the naughty list?
I’d like to imagine that if anyone deserves to be on the top of Santa’s naughty list, it’s going to be Draco Malfoy. He certainly has some terrible moments in Harry Potter. But if it’s not going to be Draco, then it better be Dudley.
Which character do you think would be on the top of the nice list?
Thinking back to the summer on this one, I’d have to give this spot to Maddy in Nicola Yoon’s Everything, Everything. Her pure kind-hearted spirit and passion to see the world despite her ‘condition’ is amazing. And she’s pretty kickass for escaping.
“Frosty the Snowman”
Which book just melts your heart?
Literally every romance book ever written. Except Twilight.
Choose a book that takes place in a country other than your own.
Hard to answer since most of the mainsteam Young Adult fiction is set in America! Let the UKYA scene run this for a bit guys …
Which fictional character would you choose to spend the holidays with? This does not have to be a love interest.
Luca from Catherine Doyle’s Blood for Blood series. ‘Nuff said.
“Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
Which book (that you didn’t like) would you sacrafice to a fire to keep yourself up in the cold?
Literally anything that is described as paranormal, dystopian or fantasy. And anything that even mentions the world apocalypse.
“Do You Hear What I Hear”
Which book do you think everyone should read?
Again, revisit my Jingle Bell Tag!
and, to all my faithful reader, remember to have a Merry Christmas!