I don’t particularly like Christmas. Well I do, I just get so sick of the long-winded run-up to it that I feel it’s lost its magic but I’ve now discovered my own random reasons for enjoying it:
– Alcohol (all day)
From the moment you wake up alcohol can touch your lips without thinking you have a problem. Your head can be swimming before the first present is given out and no one minds though you might want to eat a few more potatoes to soak it up enough for the evening drinks. You need to pace yourself don’t forget 😉
– Cheesy Movies
No, I’m not talking about the crap they play on the dedicated Christmas TV channels which literally want to make me vomit, I’m talking about the classics: Home Alone, Muppet Christmas Carol, Miracle on 34th Street, Elf, Santa Claus and anything with Wallace and Gromit in (if you want a classy British Christmas day that is).
– Advent Calendars
Now, I don’t celebrate the ‘advent’ part of Christmas (in case you don’t know/celebrate it, ‘advent’ is the three weeks leading up to the big day – something about waiting for Jesus *yawn* – they’ll be waiting a long time) but I like the calendar part of advent because it means you get a chocolate every day!! And the best bit is, because it’s a Christmas tradition, you don’t have to justify it! Granted, as a girl, I don’t require any justification to eat chocolate but having an excuse makes it taste so much better, especially for 24 days!
I don’t care about the presents, the dinner is definitely the best bit of the whole day. Vegetables, succulent meat (get your minds out of the gutter thank you – we’re talking about the bird variety), sage and onion stuffing, roast potatoes, yorkshire pudding and mint sauce all swimming in gravy. Mmm I’m salivating just writing this *I’ll be right back – kitchen is calling me*
– Cold Weather
That might sound strange but don’t you just love the idea of snuggling up on the sofa with a blanket or hot water bottle with a cup of hot chocolate in your hands (or alcohol – that works just as well…so I’m told 😉 ). Not only that but you get to eat the advent chocolates AND watch the cheesy movies I told you about – so what’s not to love about it (as long as you’re not out in it of course)?!
How about you? What’s your favourite, random, reason you like Christmas?