What exactly is it that I love about christmas you ask? Well let me answer that question for you right now.
Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree... Yes I love the whole decoration thing. From the beautifully (or mediocre in our case) decorated trees and making the whole house as festive as possible. And lets not forget the twinkly lights! Nothing nicer than sitting, hot chocolate in hand watching christmas tv with twinkly lights setting a magical christmas scene.
Fala, la, la la, lala... Good old christmas carols, in fact christmas music in any form. I mean who doesn't love a bit of Michael Buble after all?! Oh and Wham, Slade, Wizard, the list is endless.....
Santa! Santa's coming, I know him, I know him!... Christmas films, guaranteed to put a smile on anyones face. Be it Elf, Polar Express or one of the countless others. Each one gives you that warm festive feeling. The nightmare before christmas is by far our family favourite.
Red and green should never be seen... Unless of course its christmas! I get to wear two of my favourite colours together and nobody bats an eyelid! Fan-bloody-tactic.
Cold days, warm hearts... Even though I love warm weather, during December I like the fact that you layer up warm, wear scarves and hats and get to play in white crisp snow. (not that it stays that way for long of course)
Eat, drink, be merry!... Whats not to love about festive food and drink? Other than the extra weight you may of course gain! Oops. I mean, you get mulled wine, christmas cake, christmas cookies, mince pies, gingerbread, turkey... Need I say more?
Christmas jumpers... there's something about a christmas jumper that will alway bring a smile to my face. And as I looooove anything that sparkles they press all the right buttons for me.
Tis better to give than to receive... Whilst many may hate the idea of Christmas shopping, for me finding that perfect gift is a fantastic thing. Nothing quite like seeing a surprised look on someones face as they open a gift they truly love.
Families are like fudge, mostly sweet with a few nuts... We are a traditional family and sit down every Sunday to a good old British roast. But christmas brings everyone around the table, with more family gatherings and more cheer than usual. It's sad really that it's the one time most people make the effort to see family.
The reason for the season... Nothing beats midnight mass. From the cream filled hot chocolate we drink before it, carols sang outside and entering the church by candle light. What a magical way to celebrate the reason for Christmas.