What is Christmas?

What is Christmas?

Wow, I can’t believe it’s the beginning of December already! I’ve been waiting for this month forever (I’ve been in the Christmas mood for ages now) and there’s just something about December that finally makes it feel like Christmas has arrived. As I’ve only been blogging since March, this is my first Christmas in the blogosphere and I am very excited to be participating in Blogmas this year. I hope you all enjoy the festive content I’ve planned for you all!

What is Christmas?

Christmas to me is all about spending quality time with family, especially since it’s one of the only times we are all off work it’s a magical way to make the most of it. My mum has always been a big fan of Christmas which I think is why I love Christmas so much. My mum has always been the best person at gifts, they are always so special and so well thought about. She will spend hours wrapping them up and decorating them with bows and different tags.

I know that a lot of people have quite a negative view towards gifts at Christmas, but in all honesty, I don’t buy it. Yes, I am completely aware (and agree) that Christmas is definitely not all about gifts, but why should we be putting a negative outlook on this? Personally, I love hunting for little bits and pieces that my family and friends will love, and the look on their faces when they open presents just brings so much joy. Also.. who says gifts have to cost money? My little sister always makes some right little gems for no cost at all, which just goes to show gifts aren’t all about throwing money around, gifts are things that put an extra big smile on your loved ones faces (cheese or what- sorry!)

Christmas Crackers and Decorations for Blogmas

Christmas is a time for festive snacks, all the Home Alone films and the one time a year monopoly comes out to play (although if you’re anything like my family it usually ends up in tears and somebody storming out of the room. And it’s definitely not me…..). Christmas movie’s are in full swing, everyone’s singing along to Mariah Carey from the top of their voices and the whole house is just full of so much joy. For me, Christmas also means travelling to Leeds to see all the family before Christmas and this year we’re spending the weekend there which will be so much fun. I love this because it’s not very often we get to see everyone, and it’s another trip where the family get together which is always so special.

Reindeer Christmas Decoration for Blogmas

Above all else, is the very important Christmas dinner. I mean, I’ve been looking forward to Christmas dinner since boxing day last year..  and I’m not even exaggerating. The 25th of December is the day everybody in the nation eats as much as they want without being judged for it. You want another plateful of creamy mash potato? You go for it girl. Need another heap of pigs in blankets? Fill ya boots (or your plate maybe).

What is Christmas to you?

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22 Comments

    • December 5, 2017 / 11:21 am

      Monopoly is a nightmare but a classic to play at Christmas!! Thank you lovely!xx

  1. December 4, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    Hi, totally agree with you its all about being with my family for me and playing those classic games is great fun.

    • December 5, 2017 / 11:20 am

      Board games are the best at Christmas!

  2. December 4, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    LOVE this blog post.
    I’m the same Christmas is all about spending time with your loved ones. Gifts are merely an added bonus and actually all I want is the people closest to me to be happy.
    Christmas simply is the best time of the year ✨

    • December 5, 2017 / 11:20 am

      Thank you!! It definitely is the best time of year I love the festive period!!x

  3. December 4, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    WHAT, there’s people out there who actually put a downer on CHRISTMAS PRESENTS?! People’s really have run out of things to moan about haven’t they 🤣 I adore buying presents for people – I don’t earn much money but I saved up all of November’s earnings to spend on my parents and my boyfriend’s gifts. There’s nothing better than seeing them smile when they open them!

    Jenny 💚
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

    • December 5, 2017 / 11:20 am

      I KNOW!!!! My thoughts exactly Jenny!!xx

  4. abbiewest96
    December 4, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    Oh I loved reading this post! I also love that Christmas is the time you get to spend with the whole family, and what would christmas be without Christmas dinner and all the good food!
    Have a lovely Christmas!

    Abs x
    https://afababulouslife.blogspot.co.uk

    • December 5, 2017 / 11:19 am

      Thank you, I hope you have a lovely Christmas too!xx

  5. December 4, 2017 / 6:13 pm

    I absolutely loved reading this, and totally agree, I love buying and finding gifts for loved ones. Christmas to me is a magical time of year, and I totally love playing the board games too xx

    Kristy | http://www.thevioletblonde.com

    • December 5, 2017 / 11:19 am

      Thanks lovely!! Christmas is so magical, and board games are a must!!xx

  6. December 4, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    Christmas is most definitely all about family and my little lad for me!! And Christmas jumpers! Lovely post xxxxxxxx

    lucylovesbeautyxo.com

    • December 5, 2017 / 11:18 am

      Christmas Jumpers are the best!!xxxx

    • December 5, 2017 / 11:18 am

      Yes when youve been thinking for so long and it finally comes to you its the best feeling ever!!x

  7. December 4, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    Well my latest post says a little about Christmas for me 🤣 I love spending the day in PJ’s junk food & TV 📺 with my pooch 🐶

    • December 5, 2017 / 11:18 am

      Definitely – lots of junk food is fine at Christmas!!

  8. Tania Pereira
    December 5, 2017 / 10:45 am

    Since having children my view on Christmas has changed so much! It’s about the look on their face when the decorations come out. It’s watching movies all cosy in pjs on cold Sunday afternoons, it’s the countless trips to Santa’s grotto. It’s the look on her face on the 25th. It’s just pure happiness and love. It becomes less about material things.

    Love Tania,
    http://www.taniaalexandraribeiro.com
    xxxxxxx

    • December 5, 2017 / 11:17 am

      It sounds so lovely, I absolutely can not wait for that day to come! I hope you have a fab christmas lovely!xxx

  9. December 5, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    Totally agree with everything you said in this post! Christmas for me is exciting because it brings everyone together x

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