Sunday, 2 December 2012

It's that time of the year again...

It's December now so it's absolutely fine for me to go off on a Christmassy tangent isn't it? For those of you who don't know, I love Christmas. It's my favourite holiday. I think I get more excited about Christmas as I get older, which is a little backwards, but since my 23 year old cousin is the most Christmassy person I know I think it's a family thing. As soon as it hits December I'm itching to get the Christmas boxes down from the loft and to start putting everything together.

I've been quite pleased with myself this year, as I've actually bought everything (except one extra tiny present which I'm not counting) for everybody, before the last week of Christmas! Nottingham gets insanely busy around Christmas time and I try to avoid having to go into town later on. Fortunately having to get the bus in town to get to uni everyday meant that I could go on mini shopping trips and get everything done without a five hour stint in town, which gives me the rest of the month to actually enjoy Christmas.

So, I thought I'd do a Christmassy post on here (mainly so I don't inflict my excitement on my friends, I think they've suffered enough of my Christmas rambling for this year to say the least) and show you all my Christmas decorations! Christmas is a big deal in my family, as it's my Dad's birthday on Christmas Day (which means we have to find him double the presents, difficult is not the word). It's also one of the few times that I get to see all my Dad's side of the family together. This year we're going to my aunts for Christmas, which I'm super excited about! We're all creatures of habit and we have the same traditions that we go through every year. I actually like Christmas Eve more than Christmas Day when we decorate the Christmas cake, make the gingerbread house and then snuggle down just before bed to watch The Polar Express. Never too old right?

As I said - our decorations are very old now, haha! I had to tape up the top because it broke last year. :(

I always forget how messy our decorations are...we've had them since before I was born, and we never seem to throw any of it away, and we always end up with bits of tinsel (even though we don't even use tinsel...) and tree all over the place. I'm currently keeping an eye on Thomasina and making sure she keeps her distance from the tree. I don't want any bauble casualties this year!

My tiny tree. I don't like how unorganised the bauble's are...

What's your favourite part of Christmas? Do you all like these ramble-y nonsense posts or do you prefer more structured ones with more of a point?

14 comments:

  1. Lol yes decorations are messy, but they are also fun.

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    1. They are fun until you have to take them all down, haha!

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  2. Rambling posts are always great! Love your trees!

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  3. Aww that Baby's First Christmas bauble is so cute :) I'm so excited about putting our tree up this weekend and getting all the old decorations out. Your tree looks gorgeous by the way :)

    Naomi x

    PS. I can't wait to snuggle down and watch The Polar Express either! Love that film :)

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    1. I can't believe that's not completely broken yet and that I haven't lost it! I love putting up the tree, it's one of my favourite parts of the year. Thank you!

      The Polar Express is the best Christmas film! Makes me feel like I'm five years old again, haha!

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  4. Ahh I LOVE your big tree, looks very classic :) I love Christmas too, now I have kids of my own it's worse than ever haha I talk about Santa all day long to them and keep buying extra bits of decor for the house, it's tinsel city!x

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    1. Our big tree definitely takes the longest to put up! Aww, I can imagine haha! My little cousins are at the age that can get excited about Christmas for the first time, it's so cute! I think they've been bouncing around since November!

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  5. I like giving orders to my parents when they decorate the big tree and help them ok :P but i dont like when we have to pack them back. I adore x-mas decorations, they are so warm and lovely but omg the packing after xmas... Your tiny tree is just so adorable!! Hope Santa get you happiness and health for you and beloved ones ^^

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    1. Haha my Dad in particular is a bit obsessive when it comes to our tree! Everything has to be in exactly the right place every year. :P I hate having to pack everything away too partly because it means Christmas is over and mainly because nothing seems to fit in the box that it came in... I hope you have a wonderful Christmas too!

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    2. That is good in a way, he does all the work and he is like " go away dont tell me what to do and dont touch anything" haha. My mom is like!!:P Yes omg that is so true!! Is like the things you put out suddenly got bigger xD Yet let us enjoy x-mas now and we will worry after about the packing :)

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    3. That or the boxes get smaller, haha! I always get sad when it's time to pack everything away! I agree, you should only think about packing once New Year is over. :)

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  6. Oh, I envy the 'Claire bauble'! My family is not sentimental at all... We moved this year and guess what? They left ALL of our Christmas decorations in the old house, because 'it's so easy to forget things which I left in the attick". GodDamnIt.
    Have a wonderful christmas!

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    1. Oh no, that's a shame! I am so attached to our Christmas decorations! My Dad wants to get rid of this Santa that we've had since I was a baby and hate the thought of throwing him away! I hope you have a lovely Christmas too!

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