I am a total Christmas Obsessive. Our Christmas Tree went up on the 1st December and I’ve cracked out the Christmas tunes. I love the magic of Christmas and am happy to celebrate that joy for a month. Christmas for me is about family and love and being thankful for who and what you have in your life. So what’s wrong with wanting to revisit those childhood memories of excitement and the feeling of magic? I hope to pass the excitement on to our little man and any future children we are blessed with.
It seems I am not the only one who loves to get excited about Christmas, though there are a few bah humbugs around, I was pleasantly surprised when reading everyone’s answers. One of the greatest things about Christmas is how everyone celebrates it in their own way with their family traditions, so it’s nice to take a peak and perhaps pick up some new ways to celebrate Christmas.
Everyone had an opinion on which film was a must watch at Christmas. Shockingly we didn’t own Elf until a few weeks ago, when I succumbed to peer pressure and added to our collection. Although I must agree, it is one of my favourites. But I am one to say you can’t beat the originals, I adore It’s a Wonderful Life. I am not sure M is taking in all the films I am forcing him to watch, but so far his favourite has been Arthur Christmas.
I am a huge Christmas song fan. I listen to them all day at work (by choice) and sing them to M most evenings during December. My favourites are usually the oldies, but I am a fan of “All I want for Christmas” and The Fairytale of New York.
I found the question regarding the tradition of leaving something out on Christmas Eve, most interesting. We used to leave a carrot, mince pie and a glass of Sherry for Father Christmas when I was a child. But I wish to start our own tradition of leaving items once M can understand what we are doing. I think our Santa may enjoy Port, some cheese on crackers with some special reindeer oats for his travelling companions.
The answers to this final question filled me with a warm glow. Hearing what everyone’s favourite thing about Christmas was so lovely. From seeing childrens faces on Christmas morning to spending time with loved ones, all the answers were truly lovely.
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