Wednesday 29 November 2017

Christmas joys; what are yours?

So I don't know if you've noticed, but it's almost Christmas! I'm usually banned from mentioning it in this house until December, as Mr C's birthday is 30th November. This week though, the lovely folks at Jet2holidays sent me a hamper full of Christmas goodies so I think even Mr C is feeling festive!

It's difficult to pin down what I love most about Christmas. It could definitely be the food and drink - everything from nuts and chocolate snacks (all month long, oh yes, watch that waistline expand) to the full roast turkey dinner with sprouts, finished off with yummy Yule Log with cream. Then there's the drinks - Baileys which is never opened the rest of the year, and Bellini for breakfast on Christmas day. I'm not a fan of christmas pudding or mince pies though, does that make me odd?! 

There's so much else to love besides food and drink though. Advent calendars, decorations, present buying and wrapping (well OK, I'll admit the buying bit can give me a headache), the tree, carols, Christmas movies (Elf for the tenth time), and creating with the girls. 

Next weekend we'll be making Christmas cupcakes for the school fair, but in the meantime I'm going to give this foam Christmas scene a go with Sasha. Nearer Christmas Day we'll try and create our very own gingerbread house from this kit too:

If I had the time though, I'd jump at the opportunity to go visit a Christmas Fair in Germany. Not sure that many people know that I speak German, and that I lived in Germany for a year when I was 20. Their 'Weihnachtsmarkt' is a wonderful experience, full of festive smells, decorations to buy and delicious food and drink. Glűhwein is best drunk outdoors in a crowd of people, in my opinion.

Jet2holidays offer city breaks to many destinations and also many sunny destination options for those post-Christmas blues. This year, every day from 1st to 26th December, they are also offering the chance to win a Jet2holiday. All you have to do is answer a holiday themed question and then you'll be entered into the free prize draw. If you pop over now and pre-register, you'll get an extra entry every day! What are you waiting for?! Try now at Full terms and conditions on their site.

What I'd love to know, is what you like most about Christmas? Are you a sprout fan too?! Leave me a comment and make me smile today.....

Disclosure: this post is in collaboration with Jet2holidays, who sent me a lovely Christmas hamper with festive product in for free!

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