So to celebrate today being the 1st of December and the first day of Blogmas, I thought I’d kick things off with a post with a little checklist of things to do this month before Christmas. I’m mainly writing this for myself to refer back to haha, but hopefully it might provide you with some inspiration too, if you ever find yourself at a loose end.
Also, feel free to let me know your must do’s this December, as I’d love to know!
Visit a Christmas Market :
Although I don’t think anything will beat last year’s trip to Nuremberg and visiting a traditional Christmas Market, I’m still hoping to get a Christmas market visit in at least once this year. Me and my friend Sam are hoping to visit Manchester’s soon! You just can’t beat a Christmas market can you? The smell of cinnamon, gingerbread and overpriced drinks (hah I’m just kidding or am I?) I wish that our town had one as I used to love walking home through the Christmas Market in Southampton, when we lived there.
Decorate The House Like A Winter Wonderland :
This is our plan for this weekend and I can’t ruddy wait. I’ve been waiting to get the tree up since about September. I can’t wait to decorate the fireplace and the living room, and I love doing it whilst listening to Christmas music. It’s become a bit of a tradition in our house and I’m genuinely so excited to do this on Saturday afternoon. We’re also putting lights on the house this year too, which I am incredibly excited about, I’ve been begging Henry to let us do this for the past three years and this year he’s finally agreed. When I was little, my Mum and Dad used to cover the house in Christmas lights, so much so, that people would drive to see our house, and we’d always have a Christmas light switching on party. That is what I aim for our house to be like in a few years time, but first we’ll start with baby steps and just putting a few up before I go all Deck The Halls on the house!
Cosy Afternoons Watching Christmas Films :
I think the thing I love the most about Christmas, is the lead up to it and the cosiness of it all. I love a cosy afternoon in the lead up to Christmas when you cuddle down on the sofa with a blanket or you bring the duvet down, and you have the Christmas tree lights on and candles burning, and you sit watching Christmas films with hot chocolate (sometimes with a dash of Baileys in too!) Ahh perfect afternoon- I can’t wait to have many of these!
Go On A Christmas Light Road Trip :
One of my fave memories growing up, was driving around looking for houses that were full of Christmas lights, like I mentioned above, I think our house was on some people’s road trip stop list, but I also loved doing this. One of the first Christmas’s that me and Henry were together, we went on a road trip to try and find a house with loads of lights on, which we couldn’t actually find haha but it was still a nice thing to do. With Christmas music playing and lots of festive snacks, this year, I may suggest we do it again, but this time we’ll take Frank with us and go look for some lights!
Have a Christmas Party :
Seeing as I miss out on the traditional works Christmas party, this year I want to try and organise a little Christmas party, with Christmassy cocktails, films and amazing snacks. I’m going to post about it if I do, so keep your eyes peeled!
Visit A City :
I always find that any city is better at Christmas, for example London. I love London at Christmas time, from the street decorations to the window displays, I have such fond memories of previous Christmassy trips to London. I love visiting places like Winter Wonderland and wandering round the Liberty Christmas Shop.
Get Very Excited At The Christmas Food Aisle In Tesco (other supermarkets are available) :
One of the main things I love about Christmas, is the food, and I do always get verrrrry excited about the Christmas food aisle in supermarkets, you know the ones with the boxes of Mini Cheddars, Twiglets, and cheese and crackers. I usually throw everything in my trolley, as I seem to forget how much we normally need to eat and think to myself ‘we need at least ten times this amount’ and then spend about £525533 on Christmas snacks.
Other things you could do this December are;
Go Ice Skating (not on my list cause I am worse than Bambi on ice and my feet forget how they work)
Go Christmas Shopping
Go For Christmas Drinks ( I would do this, but I’m not sociable so that kinda makes things difficult lol) (( I am joking btw, I can never tell if my sense of humour comes across when I write or whether you all think I’m weird/miserable))
Go See Some Carols
Watch a Nativity (when I watched my little sister’s Nativity a couple of years ago, it was so cute it made me broody for about a whole of 2 minutes, a new record)
Let me know what your favourite thing is to do at this time of year, as I’d love to know!