Thursday, 19 October 2017

On loving the lead up to Christmas

On loving the lead up to Christmas
Christmas flatlay


Is it just me who freaking loves the lead up to Christmas? In fact, it’s almost more fun than the day itself. This year I’m getting that festive feel on way too early but you know what? The season of loving and giving and Cadburys chocolate snowmen can last for as long as it likes in my books.

Working in social media and as part of a wider digital PR team, we have to get festive pretty early anyway, as we’re planning our campaigns well in advance, plus in blogger world, Christmas starts fairly early too as it’s important for brands to have influencers chatting about their products before Christmas shopping kicks in. Can you tell that I’m trying to justify this? Yep. Excellent.



Christmas flatlay



There are a few things I seriously love about the Christmas build up and buying gifts is one of them. I’ve already started planning what I’m going to buy people and have actually already bought some little gifts for my mum and sister as I like to have some gifts that are useful as well as the stuff on their Christmas lists. If anything, planning my present buying in advance means it doesn’t give my bank balance a kick in the balls in December when my real priority is my Christmas party outfit. I find that picking bits up in the supermarket/doing a self indulgent Ocado order is a great opportunity to get the stocking filler gifts sorted.



Christmas flatlay


Christmas food is obviously on my list of things I love as what can I say, chocolate tastes better in the shape of a snowman. I have to embrace my love of cheese in the lead up to Christmas as we don’t really have it back home (my mum has serious issues with cheese, she hates it with a passion), but it turns out my new office is full of cheese addicts so I don’t think it will be difficult. I was recently sent some chutneys to try from The English Provender Co and not only do they have the prettiest of packaging but they’re the dream with a cheese board. I ended up taking them to the work cheese night (see what I mean? My new office loves the stuff), and they went down an absolute treat. I’m also a massive mince pie fan but I’ll be honest, they sell them all year round in Thomas the Bakers so they’re no longer a Christmassy treat.



Christmas flatlay



Does anyone else love a good Christmas-themed book in the lead up? I’m absolutely obsessed with Christmas chick lit as it’s always feel good, has a Ali Harris’ Miracle on Regent Street and Milly Johnson’s A Winter Flame are my favourites and I’ve read both several times over. When it comes to Christmas films, Santa Who is my favourite even though it’s a made for TV film and nobody else appears to have seen it. It hits me right in the festive feels every time I watch it.


So, that’s what I love about the build up to Christmas – what do you love? Or do you kind of want to hit me around the head with a Christmas tree for being too early? Let me know in the comments.
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  1. I bloody love Christmas! I've already done the large majority of my Christmas shopping, I've bought some new baubles for the tree and I'm already debating what Christmas movie to watch at Christmas! Best time of year by far.

    jess
    alrightblondie.com

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  2. I love the build up to Christmas as well - it's probably the most magical part; buying presents, reading the books and getting all cosy with the Christmas lights up!

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