Friday, 8 December 2017

Let's Talk Christmas...

There's just something about Christmas that gets me a little emotional actually. It's mostly the nostalgia. Nostalgia, especially around Christmas, just gets me ya know?

I just wanted to sit down and have a little chat about Christmas because frankly, it's my favourite time of year, not necessarily the actual day but the buildup. Last year I ranted about gift guides (don't get me started again on that) so this year I thought I'd talk about something a bit more enjoyable. 

Like I said, Christmas for me is all about the build-up and the nostalgia. If any Christmas song plays from our home yearly playlist I actually get a tear in my eye, it gives me the feels. I just put a playlist on to write this and Last Christmas started and I swear the first note gave me an achy chest. The only problem is I'm currently writing this on my lunch break at work and all I want to do is sing along. 

I moved to New Zealand from England when I was 13, this meant my childhood was all about the winter Christmases. I've had one Christmas day with my extended family since then so this is why Christmas is nostalgic for me. Christmas in the summer is different, it feels different and don't get me wrong I don't hate it, it's just when December rolls around again all I crave is the old wintery traditions from my childhood. and right now, it's beginning to LOOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMASSSS!

Even though Christmas is all about the nostalgia for me, this year is full of new traditions. I moved house during the year so we have a new house to decorate, and my parents also moved house during the year so Christmas day will be in a new house. It’s also my first year with a proper full-time job right up until Christmas. Usually, I spend a week or so before Christmas at my parents preparing for the day and hanging out with my family, but this year I won’t be there until Christmas Eve (after an overnight stop at my Boyfriend’s family place). It’s going to be a bit weird and different, but I’m sure I’ll get used to it!

This does also mean though that I get my first proper work Christmas party this year. My boyfriend and I are also hosting a Christmas party BBQ thing with our friends at our place. So, with those and the Christmas eve eve party with my in-laws, there’s sure to be a lot of festivities in the coming weeks! I actually feel rather busy this month, its now the 6th of December and I’ve barely watched any Christmas movies, I’m slightly disappointed in myself (usually I would’ve watched at least 6). 

Are you looking forward to Christmas this year? Or are you more of a build up sort of person like me?

Favourite song this year: You Make It Feel Like Christmas - Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton
Favourite movie this year: Love Actually
Favourite Christmas Special: Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special 
Top of the Christmas list: GHDs, books, and rings

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