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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. You need another heap of pigs in blankets? Fill ya boots (or your plate maybe).

What is Christmas to you?

Christmas Logo

22 thoughts on “What is Christmas?

  1. This is such a lovely post. For me I think I’m still trying to figure out what Christmas is, since we only started celebrating it properly together as a family. It was really interesting to see what it means for you. x

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  2. 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

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  3. 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

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  4. 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 ✨

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