I don’t really get in to the Christmas spirit before after my birthday (middle of November) and without sounding like the Grinch I actually get sick and tired of Christmas if it starts to early. This year I decided to look at the Christmas decorations around – which has been up since October (WHAT?!) – as Winter decorations instead. So this year it’s a little different, I’m excited for Christmas and truly do believe it’s a wonderful time of the year – and I wouldn’t mind the odd Christmas song once in a while 😉
Each year I hope for a white Christmas and in Denmark it can happen, so I keep on hoping but in the mean time, there’s other things to look forward too – to be exact 5 of them:
Spending time with my love ones. Our Christmas is a bit different this year as all of my siblings are scattered by the four winds and won’t be spending Christmas eve together this year. For me Christmas is about spending time with the people you love, that’s what it’s all about. Christmas is a party for the hearts a Danish saying goes and I must admit I agree.
Trying to get rid of that cold with hot chocolate or mulled wine. Trust me, that’s the best way to get rid of that cold at Christmas time + you get to drink the seasons best drinks – Hot Chocolate warms the soul and this is the very best season for it.
Receiving presents and seeing your loved ones face when they unwrap theirs. The holidays shouldn’t be about the presents, but we all secretly love getting them. How can anyone not look forward to unwrapping a gift and being surprised or seeing how happy your loved one looks whilst unwrapping theirs?
Hygge and snuggling up with someone, just because. It’s cold outside, and this is the season to warm up to someone. There is no better time to snuggle up with someone in front of the TV watching Home alone for the 11008242 time, with some hot chocolate.
Visiting Christmas markets. There’s just something magical about going to a Christmas market, the atmosphere is just spot on. My favourite in London is Winter Wonderland, where you proper get into the spirit. I’m dreaming of going to a German Christmas market, although that might have to wait until next year.
Any thing you think is missing from the list ?