Christmas means something different to every parent. For some of us, it’s the most wonderful time of year and we just can’t get enough. For others, it’s time to turn into a giant ball of stress. We all have our own ways of celebrating, too. Maybe you’re the type who likes to go all out, or maybe your perfect Christmas is all about keeping it simple.
No matter what your Christmas style, there’s a Christmas Spirit Animal that’s just like you. Which furry, frosty friend is a match for your festive season self? Our quiz will reveal all! Just make a note of each letter you get and count them all up to find your answer:
What’s for Christmas Dinner this year?
A: Well, one of us is vegan, a couple are gluten-free… what should we do? Ask me again next week!
B: We’re having a potluck! Everyone’s bringing their own speciality.
C: Turkey with all the trimmings of course! We wouldn’t have it any other way.
D: Oooh, how about fondue? Or maybe create-your-own pizza?
Which present would you love to find under the tree?
A: A voucher for a spa day
B: Something sparkly to wear on my next night out
C: A smart new bag with room for all my essentials
D: Something my kids made just for me
How do you wrap your Christmas presents?
A: I patch together the ends of last year’s rolls with lots of sticky tape (Do I need to buy sticky tape?)
B: I get the kids to help! We all pitch in and make an afternoon of it.
C: Everyone gets a different type of gift wrap, with matching satin ribbons
D: I find a cool gift-wrap idea on Pinterest and put my own unique spin on it
What’s your favourite festive activity?
A: Watching Christmas movies on the sofa
B: Christmas parties, of course! The more, the merrier
C: Decorating the house. You can see our fairy lights from miles away!
D: I love trying new things. This year we could go ice-skating, or visit a donkey sanctuary.
What’s your favourite holiday other than Christmas?
A: Just Christmas for me. It takes up all my energy.
B: Guy Fawkes Night. It’s so much fun to gather together by the bonfire.
C: Easter. Another chance to plan a great big spread!
D: Halloween! I’m already brainstorming next year’s costume.
Which Christmas tipple warms your cockles?
A: Hot chocolate with extra marshmallows
B: A big bowl of spiced punch I can keep coming back to
C: Proper posh red wine by the glassful
D: Is it weird that I don’t like Christmas drinks? Pumpkin spice tastes terrible!
Pick a Christmas song to sing at the top of your lungs:
A: Silent Night (I tend to just mouth along, to be honest)
B: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
C: Ding Dong Merrily On High (I have the extra-long ‘Gloria’ down to an art)
D: Fairytale of New York
Mostly As: You’re a Bear!
Christmas is all well and good, but when will you get a chance to take a nap? As a strong, steady caregiver of a Bear, you have a lot of demands on your time, especially during the festive season. You’re not really interested in fancy dinners and big parties. What you’d really love for Christmas is some precious me-time and a chance to get away from it all.
If you don’t get the chance to de-stress, you become a bit of a grumpy Bear in the face of all those endless Christmas events. But like all Bears, you’re incredibly devoted. If your little ones need you, you’ll always be there for them will bells on top, no matter how tired you are!
Mostly Bs: You’re a Penguin!
Penguins are at their happiest in the middle of a big crowd. You’re the life of every party you’re invited to! In fact, you’re probably throwing most of them. For Penguins, Christmas isn’t Christmas if you’re not constantly active, surrounded by people, hustle and bustle.
The most important part of Christmas for Penguins is spending time with family. You love organising fun activities everyone can do together, like baking and carol singing. Presents are important too, but they’re lower down the list. Why queue at the checkout when you could be out having fun instead? Better save time and do it all online!
Mostly Cs: You’re a Reindeer!
This Christmas, you’re charging in and taking charge! Well, let’s be honest, that’s what you’re doing every Christmas. As a Reindeer, you’re leading the way, getting everything organised with super efficiency and lightning speed. If it wasn’t for you, there wouldn’t be a single present under the tree.
Reindeer thrive on planning and execution. Christmas at your place is always a lavish affair because you take the time and effort to make it so. Nothing makes you happier than seeing your loved ones smile when they receive the beautiful, thoughtful gifts you’ve been collecting all year. Don’t forget to treat yourself too – you deserve it!
Mostly Ds: You’re a Unicorn!
Unicorns aren’t content to have a cookie-cutter celebration, just like everyone else. You want each Christmas to be more special and unique than the last. Christmas is a Unicorn’s chance to get experimental in the name of good fun. Maybe you’ll hang the tree upside down this year?
Unicorns love making Christmas meaningful. It doesn’t matter if everything looks perfect. Dinner doesn’t have to be classic festive fare, presents can be messy and handmade. The most important thing is that everyone has a good time and gets to put their own unique stamp on the occasion. Unicorns don’t follow tradition. Instead, they make their own traditions – the weirder the better!