Things I Love About Christmas

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Things I Love About Christmas

Hello Bunnies!

So it’s Christmas Eve tomorrow and by the time you’re reading this, Mick, Alfie and I will be tucked up in a little cottage in Scotland.  There will be a little cottage tour going up tomorrow (as I’m writing this a few days in advance, I still don’t quite know what to expect), but I have a little problem.  My problem is that this has probably been the least festive Blogmas that a blogger has ever done.  To make up for this, I thought that I would share with you a couple of the things I love about Christmas.

Things I Love About Christmas


Oh God I love the food at Christmas.  Admittedly I don’t love the fact that I’m the one who has to cook it all but I really love Christmas dinner.  I also love all the snacks and the treats, so I thought I’d give you my Top 3 things to eat over the festive season.

1 – Pigs In Blankets:  Who doesn’t love a good old chipolata wrapped up in bacon?  I bloody love them and they’re easily my favourite part of my lunch.  As a child I would get positively giddy when these came out of the oven, but now I sneak a couple as I’m preparing the rest of the lunch.  There has to be some perk to being stuck in the kitchen right?

2 – Prawn Cocktail:  Yes, we’re retro in this house.  My Mum used to always make this as our starter on Christmas Day and it’s one of her traditions that I have continued.  Ok, so I don’t serve them in a weird red glass like she used to, the salad cream has made way for mayo, the iceberg has been replaced by little gem and I add tabasco and Cayenne pepper, but the general vibe is still there.  I don’t even care that foodies look down their noses at it – a good old prawn cocktail has served us well over many many years.

3 – Pick N Mix:  Before you think I’ve lost the plot, I don’t mean an overpriced bag of sweets.  For tea on Christmas Day we have a selection of foods that you can pick at (we often live off this for a couple of days as I moan about how much cooking I had to do lol).  From party food, to cold meats, to pickles, it was always something to look forward to when I was little.  Now that I’m the one doing the cooking, I like to go all out and prepare a feast that would probably feed the whole street.

Things I Love About Christmas


Christmas music fills me with utter joy.  I start listening to it in November and the second Heart Xmas starts, I get super excited.  I refuse to listen to any other music from December 1st until the big day and I’m not ashamed.  Picking my Top 3 was easier than I’d expected, although there is a long list of songs that I love.

1 – All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah Carey):  Is it even Christmas without Mariah prancing in the snow in her red ski suit?  From the second the opening notes start, a smile appears on my face and I just have to sing along.  Now I can’t sing for toffee, but put that song on and I’m convinced I’m a festive diva.

2 – Last Christmas (Wham):  I adore this song and it’s even more poignant this year after George Michael’s death last year.  This is another one that I just have to sing along to.  It really is such a good song, although I’m not really a fan of the video.  I could happily listen to this all year long.

3 – Fairytale of New York (The Pogues):  This has made the list for purely sentimental reasons.  It was my Mum’s favourite Christmas song and it always tickles me that she loved it.  My Mum was a Vicar’s wife who liked to put on her airs and graces at times, but to hear her singing ‘You scumbag, you maggot, you cheap lousy faggot’ was a sight to behold.  Whenever I hear it I get mixed emotions – I get a smile on my face but I also get a bit sad as it makes me miss her so much.

I was going to include films, but I honestly don’t have a favourite Christmas film.  I could have included some favourite memories, but this year that just feels a little bit too hard.  So I will stick with the food and the music, as they’re what really get me excited at this time of year.  Obviously I love the presents and spending time with Mick, that goes without saying.

What things do you love about Christmas?



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