Thursday, 18 December 2014

Feeling Festive

Christmas is my absolute favourite time of the year. There's a certain feeling of merry cheer in the air, and people seem to be excited everywhere I go. (apart from Liverpool Street in the 8am rush hour!) I thought I'd make a post on what's making me feel festive this year..

- We put up our tree quite early this year, on the 28th November. I really wanted to go all out for Christmas this year, as we lost my nana quite close to Christmas last year and didn't feel too festive at the time. So my mum and I went shopping for new decorations - we bought lots of quirky little decorations and went for a red and gold theme, as I wanted to go down the traditional route. Dad's job was to adorn the house with Christmas lights and candles, and every time I go downstairs I'm greeted with twinkling lights. Certainly an easy way to get you into the Christmassy mood!

- I also absolutely love the seasonal drinks from Costa Coffee. Is it just me, or does anyone else prefer Costa over Starbucks?! I tried the brownie hot chocolate (heavenly) and last week, I tried the white hot chocolate. SWEET BABY JESUS, IT IS JUST THE BEST. I may have had it twice in the space of a week.. Hello calories.

- I've been watching Christmas films non-stop. The Santa Clause trilogy, Elf, Home Alone, A Christmas Carol, The Polar Express, basically anything Christmassy that is on Sky Movies. There's just something special about Christmas films that makes me feel like a kid again.

- I can't wait to see the family for Christmas dinner. Every year we always host dinner at our house, and it's truly one of the best family meals of the year. I haven't seen my aunts, uncles or cousins in quite a while, so I'm looking forward to exchanging stories and playing board games, as is the tradition in our household. 

- London at Christmas. There's just something about London at Christmas - everywhere I go, I see Christmas trees, lights on the streets, decorations in every shop window, people dressed up as Santa Claus or elves. The Christmas displays at Selfridges are always beautiful, but this year I was especially taken aback by the fairytale theme. Fairytales are one of my favourite things, so it reminded me a lot of the fond memories of my childhood.

What are your favourite things about Christmas? What's making you feel festive this year?


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