Christmas – It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

Ok, I’ll admit it, I’m a super fan of Christmas!  I know a lot of people will be rolling their eyes at this, it is only November after all.  But as far as I’m concerned, lets crack open the mulled wine, put some Christmas tunes on and jump on that festive bandwagon!

Out of all the months in the UK, Christmas has to be the absolute best!  And for me, it’s because it never disappoints! It should be cold, it should be dark and on that score, it delivers every time.  Other seasons just don’t live up to the hype, Summer is a real mood hoover. Every year we Brits eagerly wait for it to start, only for our optimism to be rewarded with no sunshine! So, bring on the cold, I like hats, scarfs and gloves anyway, hurrah!

Food and drink is probably the best bit, it’s the month of gluttony, and that suits me very well.  I can’t think of any other time during the year, when your subconscious allows you to enjoy every calorific treat that comes your way.  Everything is on the menu, and it’s all ok, tis the season after all…

Christmas, winter, festive, holiday

And don’t get me started on the decorating! I LOVE putting the tree up, my house embraces it like a long-lost friend and one that I’m always sad to say goodbye to come January!  And I love seeing what neighbours do, seeing their houses permeate enough light to compete with Blackpool illuminations is just magic!

And finally, I just love the vibe! As long as you stay away from the shopping centres at prime times, there is a good chance you will survive unscathed! Just make sure you allow some time for merriment and fun, it’s not all about the shopping!

Christmas, winter, festive, holiday

So, for those of you who are still festive humbugs, try and embrace Christmas as best you can! It will soon be over, and then you will have a series of winter months to get through before, oh yes, the summer….

– Laura (M&P’s own Christmas Elf) x