Thursday, 15 December 2016

Why I Love Christmas

Liverpool Christmas Tree

Christmas is probably my favourite time of year. It’s lovely and cold, sometimes rainy, and the dark nights are a perfect excuse for snuggling in front of the TV with a giant blanket.

I’m a massive winter baby. I hate the summer. It’s too hot, there are all kinds of insects and flying wasp demons, and did I mention it gets really hot and sticky? Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love having daylight until nearly 10pm, but Winter is my fave. I love any excuse to get all wrapped up in a chunky knit scarf and gloves.

I’m one of those people that get psyched for Christmas probably around mid-November. The build up to Christmas is the best bit! Spending the evenings wandering around Christmas markets, visiting Ice Bars wrapped up in scarves and foil ponchos, mulled wine and gingerbread; So much festive fun spread over a month! I love shopping for presents for people, and wrapping them while watching ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’, a tradition of ours that I’ll talk more about later in the month. 

All in all, besides the festive build up, my favourite thing about Christmas is giving presents. I know it sounds cliché, but I love making other people happy and seeing their faces when you give them an incredibly thoughtful gift. Whether that is a handmade lip scrub or a piece of jewellery they’ve talked about for weeks, giving someone else a present that I know they’ll love makes me extraordinarily happy.

I love taking a couple of days to catch up with family that I don't normally get to see, having a few drinks and playing board games. It's a fun change of pace from the busy lifestyle that we all normally lead, just taking a few days off to see friends and family. 

What do you love about Christmas? Is there anything you do to make Christmas particularly special?

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