Yes! I am one of those people who actually is obsessed with Christmas! I just love it … I can’t get enough of it! I get more excited about the December holidays than my birthday! Today, I thought I would write a blog post on why I love Christmas so much! So grab a drink, sit back and enjoy!
1. “We are FAMILY!!”
The first reason why I love Christmas so much is because it is a great time to spend time with the Family. We normally have a family day on Christmas Eve then on Christmas Day or Boxing Day we will spend time with my grandparents and other family. I love spending time with the family, especially now I am at University and don’t get to see them that often. When its just me, my mum, dad and brothers we have such a great time just chilling, eating and playing games. We might go out for a seasonal dog walk through the woods with our gorgeous dog but other than that we don’t do much and it’s great! Love it! Oh, we do go to Church in the morning on Christmas Day which is cool too as I like singing all the songs 🙂
2. The music <3
Okay so is it just me or is Christmas music really relaxing and lovely to listen to! It’s so calming and with all the bells going it gets me right in the mood. So far this year (yes I started listening to Christmas music at the end of October) I have been loving the classic ‘Michael Bublé Christmas’ album and the ‘Now that’s what I call Christmas’ album as well. I have been listening to this on repeat as I love the mood it sets. It makes me feel calm when I have so many deadlines coming up. Although I think my boyfriend is getting a bit tired of me always wanting to listen to Christmas music! Oh well. I also really like the carols we sing in church. My favourite is probably ‘Hark the Herald’ that is a banger!
3. The movies
Now I am already a massive movie fan so this shouldn’t surprise many of you if you know how much I enjoy netflix ha! But the movies at Christmas are just amazing! I watched my first Christmas movie around 2 weeks ago called ‘Christmas with the Coopers’. It was okay and had a good message but was a little boring in my opinion.
Since then I have watched the film ‘ELF’ which is such a good film! I am sure many of you have seen it and if you haven’t then where have you been! Haha! I already like Will Ferrel so this film was already fab due to the casting. I love the humour and the concept of the film. My heart always melts when watching this film as the relationship between Buddy and his dad is so cute! I am hoping to watch ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ soon as I think that’s been put up on Netflix 🙂 My favourite Christmas film would be … I mean it’s a hard choice because there are so many great films out there but … I love the Grinch! It is a little weird but I love that. It is a unique film and yeh Jim Carrey is amazing in it. Let me know in the comments what your favourite films are. Oh wait, Love Actually is a banger of a film too .. ahh! Too many to choose from!
4. The food
I eat basically all the time anyway but I feel like Christmas is the only justified time of the year when it’s okay to eat tonnes. Obviously if you have thanksgiving that might be justified too but at Christmas everyone expects you to eat loads and drink loads so you don’t have to feel bad if you do, it’s great! Literally from the moment I start on hols I eat! I love all the food and chocolate especially as all the supermarkets have offers on all the fab Christmas goodies out there which I feel I have to buy as they are on special offer! But who doesn’t love a big tasty Christmas Dinner! The Yorkshire puddings, the stuffing, the pigs in blankets and then all the cookies and gingerbread … yum yum yum!! I am so excited for all the lovely Christmas food. Who else is looking forward to the food?
5. Christmas Decorations
Putting up the tree is one of my favourite things to do at Christmas. We whack out the Christmas tunes, get some nice food and spend time as a family putting up the tree and it’s a great evening. We usually put the tree up like 2 weeks into December which I feel is a bit late but it is only because I don’t want them to do it till I am back from University haha! Not only the tree but the lights and the wreaths and all the pretty decorations to put around the house just make me very excited! Also, I don’t really know if this counts as a decoration but oh well .. the advent calendar!! Yes yes yes! I love opening it every morning and eating the chocolate inside 🙂 Last year, as I was at uni I forgot to get myself one so went a year without a chocolate calendar .. a travesty I know! But this year my boyfriend bought me a Lindt one which I am so excited to open and eat as I love Lindt!
So yeh, these are just a few things that contribute to my love of Christmas. I cannot wait for the holidays and am so excited to see my family and go back home as haven’t been home since September so yeh I am excited to go back. Only like a MONTH till Christmas … wait what! A month! AHHHH!!!!
Have a great weekend!