This is actually the second time that I have written this, because the first time I had iCloud issues and it seemed to disappear into the cyberspace…. not good. So I’m back again re-writing this as I really liked the post idea and I wanted to recreate it. I made a similar post to this back in September about my favourite things about Autumn, and a lot of people liked it, so I decided to make a Christmas version with all of my favourite things included.
So here are my top 10 things about Christmas…
Fairy lights- who doesn’t love fairy lights? I adore them and actually have them up all year round because I love them so much. They make everything look so pretty and cosy, and just sum up the Christmas festivities. I prefer the warm toned lights at this time of year as they make the lighting so pretty, honestly if you haven’t got little lights everywhere then you really need to. They will instantly put you in the Christmas spirit!
Cosy nights- Leading on from the last point, cosy nights are the best at this time of year. Getting home, getting you pyjamas on and just sitting on the sofa with a cup of tea is just the best. Putting on a Christmas film gets everyone into the spirit and it’s one of the best ways to just chill out around this time of year. I have actually written a whole post about my cosy night in essentials with Panasonic, so if you want a more in depth look then click here.
Days off college- As a student I get two weeks off at Christmas, which is pretty bliss. We don’t get much homework and instead I can spend the time doing whatever I like, and that is a pretty great feeling. I love having more time to just spend having fun, seeing friends and family, and catching up on other things without the pressure of schoolwork. As much as I like learning at college, I also love a bit of time at home!
Decorating- As soon as December rolls around, all of the boxes come out of the loft and the mass decoration mission begins. I love decorating everywhere for Christmas, and once everything is done the house always looks so pretty and festive. In a week or so I’m actually going to do a whole post about my Christmas decorations so I won’t go on about it too much, but it’s definitely one of the things that makes Christmas for me.
Christmas snacks- I love Christmas food! Seriously give me all of the stuffing balls and pigs in blankets, and I will eat every single one… they are without a doubt the best food at Christmas. For the sweet tooth, matchmakers and chocolate oranges are the route to go down… sitting in bed watching TV and getting through a whole chocolate orange without feeling guilty about it is my kind of Christmas.
Parties- These happen before or after Christmas but I do really like having a get together with all of my friends around Christmas. This year I am hosting my Christmas party and I am SO EXCITED. Seriously I can’t wait to just have a good time with my friends and actually spend time with all of them. Im obviously going to do a post all about the party and loads of photos too, I am even considering making a video for my channel with clips of the night to look back on. I just want to make sure that my friends are okay with that before I commit to making a video!
Advent calendars- I adore my advent calendar, and I’m a very lucky girl that I still receive my special advent calendar each year. Ever since I can remember, my nan makes me a homemade advent calendar filled with little gifts and treats for everyday. I always look forward to opening a little gift each day and I hope it doesn’t end… even when I’m 30!
Christmas launches- I’m not sure whether this is true, but I do think that all of the brands are upping their game when it comes to Christmas launches and products. I don’t think that there are many brands now that don’t have a whole separate Christmas range out… I love it! They make such nice gifts and a lot of the products are limited edition to, so they are a little bit extra special. Although Lush is definitely my beauty brand go to, snow fairy is the queen of all Christmas scents!
Christmas shopping- I’m not quite sure why I have put this in my favourite things about Christmas, as the actual act of Christmas shopping I cannot stand, but it is such a big part about Christmas that I couldn’t not include it. On saying this, I do love giving people gifts and watching them open their gifts on Christmas Day, and it makes all for the stress of busy Christmas shopping worth it. Plus I adore wrapping gifts!
Spending time with family- Last but by no means least, spending time with family is probably the best thing about Christmas. I am often so busy that I don’t make half as much time as I should for my family (definitely one of my New Years resolutions) so it’s nice to actual spend quality time together over Christmas.
Christmas is certainly the best time of year in my opinion and I love how festive everything it, hopefully this post has started to get you into the Christmas spirit. Let me know if I have missed any of your favourites off! I hope that you are enjoying blogmas so far, I am really enjoying creating and uploading content every day.