I thought I would make a list of ten things that I absolutely adore about Christmas.
1. Family time
This is the most important thing to me about Christmas. Spending time with such special people and coming back from uni to a home where you’re loved.
Every day on the run up to Christmas and New Year you have the excuse to eat as much as you like. There are chocolates and sweets and mince pies that you’re allowed to fill your tummy with without being questioned about why you’re eating so much rubbish!
I don’t know what it is about Christmas song but they always ignite that warm, cosy vibe of childhood memories and feeling safe and happy.
This isn’t just on Christmas day, but for the whole winter period. Scarfs, gloves, hats, jumpers… I just love how snuggled and wrapped up you get at Christmas time. Layering is always fun!
I don’t like the rain or the wind when you’re outside in it, but when you’re inside and you have your lamp on and it is raining outside there is something comforting about it. I have no idea why I feel like this… please let me know if you do too, but I sometimes like falling asleep whilst it’s raining. Then you get the crisp chilly days, where you can see your breath and pretend you’re a dragon, and everything smells fresh and new. I love those kind of mornings.
Christmas generates smiles. Everyone is buzzing and happy and excited and it is just such a nice atmosphere.
Even though I know the Santa secret, Christmas is still magical and I love it!
I love how every house is lit up and has a tree in the window or a Santa please stop here sign in their front garden. It makes the streets look so adorable and cosy.
I love to receive presents, don’t get me wrong, but I also love giving them. There’s something about getting a really good gift, hiding it under the tree and then watching the person open it on Christmas knowing they’re going to love it. Nothing beats that feeling.
I love how Christmas smells. Opening the boxes of roses, entering a house where someone has been baking or cooking Christmas treats, Christmas trees, presents – everything smells just delicious, and it only smells like this at Christmas.
What is your favourite thing about Christmas? Let me know in the comment section below!