Well.. ok. Maybe not just yet.
But i'm starting to catch onto the whole Christmas spirit thing already...(although i try not to get too overly-excited before the christmas lights in my town are switched on..it's not christmas until then...) My Jack Wills winter catalogue arrived on my doorstep at the beginning of the week and (maybe this is my inner-geek showing here), but i just loved the little quote on the front. Not just what's written, but how it's written. I just found it quite lovely..
It's quite true really. I know i always feel the need to tell people things near christmas that i wouldn't dream of telling them throughout the rest of the year. (Lets face it, we've all had one too many 'Christmas beverages' and told the whole room we love them haven't we?..or is that just me..?) Christmas brings people together and provokes happiness in even the most miserable of awkward sods :)
It just made me think of everything i love about this time of year...
Putting up the tree with my mum and attempting to untangle the fairy lights whilst getting rather merry off Snowballs (if you're clueless as to what these are, google it..the most amazing christmassy cocktail.ever)
The Pogues - "Fairytale of New York".. Love it or hate it. It's flippin' brilliant to sing after a few beverages..
Open air ice rinks, christmas lights and massive christmas trees in shopping centres
CHRISTMAS TV! (eg. The Snowman. Yeah. I still watch that)
And one last thing..Christmas films. Does anyone else have that one film that they HAVE to watch every.single.year without fail? I have 3 (yes, i do watch them EVERY year)...
1. Love Actually
2. Miracle on 34th Street
3. The Greatest Store in the World
(Not everyone has heard of this one..it was on the BBC years ago but i've never forgotten it..it's about a family who lose their home near christmas time and attempt to live in a huge department store .. far fetched but it's rather lovely :)) I have it recorded on video. Yes..VIDEO!!
Whats everyone else's yearly 'Christmas film' ? :)
[Apologies for extremely early christmas-related post..i'm not one of these crazy christmas freaks...really...]