Countdown to Christmas

There are now only 25 sleeps until Christmas!

I am a huge fan of Christmas, I love all the cheesy Christmas songs, the stress of trying to find the perfect present, the endless evenings spent wrapping said presents as well as all the decorations, the hope of snow, sausage rolls and festive feasts.

The best bit is the anticipation for Christmas morning, finding out what Father Christmas has brought (I may be 26, but I am a good girl every year and rewarded appropriately), the promise of a lazy morning with a delicious breakfast, as many family as possible together in the living room around the tree and the look of joy/horror as they unwrap the presents.

In our family, there is always one person that hands out the presents from under the tree, the designated Santa for the morning with festive hat included. I have no idea why, but parents always take so long to open their presents, I think they like to build up their own little pile to make the rest of us jealous.

As you can probably tell, I’m getting into the festive mood just thinking about it!

However, the boyf is one of those unfortunate people to have a December birthday and as a result, we have to wait until after his birthday to get into the full festive swing. I’ve asked him to consider moving it to a more convenient time of year, but apparently this isn’t an option.

Luckily his birthday is on the 4th, I don’t know how I’d cope if it was the 24! So I have a few more days left before I can go into full Christmas mode. But come the 6th (I’m working on the 5th), we’ll be getting the tree out, sorting through our decorations and putting the Christmas music on loud and proud.

I’ve already made a start on re-watching the Harry Potter films, so I’ve had a sneak preview on the festive feelings, but this weekend will be the official start of the countdown to Christmas.

On top of the tree decorating we’re also planning on going to the Elveden Estate, where they have a Christmas market, fluffy dogs pulling trees on sleds and even a reindeer… so now I’m off to do a snow-dance in the hope of completing the winter wonderland atmosphere!


christmas window shopping