Friday, 25 December 2015

Merry Christmas! | Five Things I Love About Christmas

Just a quick one from me today to wish you all a very Merry Christmas; if you celebrate, I hope you have a wonderful day, and if you don't, I hope you have a wonderful day regardless! If anyone needs me, I'll be drowning in a pile of tinsel, Quality Street and pigs in blankets... If you get chance, leave me a comment and let me know your favourite part of today, your favourite gift, or the best reaction to a present you chose for someone - let's share the joy! I'm sharing five quick things I love about Christmas - although I hate it for most of the year, by the time it actually gets here I do really enjoy it...
Merry Christmas
Family time | Whilst my family wind me up something chronic, I do love them, and it's nice to have a whole day which is basically dedicated to spending time together. My brother lives away at Uni so it's always nice to have him home for a few days at Christmas, my Nan comes round to drive us all potty, and we usually have at least one set of aunties, uncles and cousins - there's usually at least ten of us for Christmas dinner, which I love! Having a house full of noise, laughter and love is definitely the best thing about Christmas.
Food! | I cannot lie; I love food. I am one of those people who is basically always thinking about the next meal, so Christmas, being essentially a day-long meal, is great in my opinion! Christmas dinner is never a let-down in my house, with my Mum, my brother and I (usually along with an auntie or two, and my Nan tripping us all up left right and centre!) spending a couple of hours prepping veg, making our own pigs-in-blankets and balancing what seems like hundreds of dishes on the table. I love it!
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Seeing people open their gifts | I love watching someone open a gift which you've carefully chosen for them. There's something so satisfying about having chosen something you know they'll love, and seeing their reaction as they unwrap it. Whilst Christmas shouldn't be about the material things and how much you've spent, it's still lovely to show the ones you love how much you appreciate them with a little something.
Family traditions | These range from the lovely (choosing a real tree the weekend before Christmas; opening our stockings in my parents' room before breakfast) to the downright silly (naming the turkey - he always has a name beginning with 'T'). To me, these little traditions are the most magical part of Christmas and are the reason it feels so special. Even the traditional jokes about how late my Nan will be are all part of the fun!
Board games | This is technially a family tradition I suppose, but if someone has received a new board game we usually have at least one game, and if not we tend to get Scrabble out and have a ridiculously competitive hour or two of spelling-based entertainment. I really enjoy getting to spend time hanging out with my family doing something that everyone enjoys and having a good laugh - and the odd argument over what is considered a word in Scrabble and what's "not allowed". As long as we don't end up resorting to Monopoly, it's all good!
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What are your favourite things about Christmas?

xo

4 comments:

  1. Such a great time happy holidays:)

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  2. Merry Christmas, hope you had a lovely day

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  3. Merry Christmas :) My favorite part of Christmas is being with my family and preparing all the food x

    Laura
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