Halloween is officially over, which means we can equally officially acknowledge that SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN (soon-ish).
Yes, you heard right, Christmas season is on and I am so excited about it. As soon as the Halloween decoration was stuffed back in boxes, the Christmas decoration was out and I am slowly starting to put bits and pieces here and there, the full-on frenzy of course only starting in December (by which I mean tree, garlands and ONLY Christmas music allowed anymore). Now I am looking forward to the Christmas markets opening and get myself into a pre-mood by listening to Kate Rusby's Christmas music, as well as other Christmas music.
You might think it's a bit early, but I don't think so. I will never understand people who say it's too early to start Christmas...Seriously, how can it be too early to get cookies out, lovely scented candles and listen to wonderful, uplifting music about love, peace and happiness? How can anyone like festive atmosphere and wouldn't like to expand it into the longest period possible? I will never understand and as soon as the weather allows it and Halloween is over, I am full-on Christmas and I LOVE it! For me it is truly the most wonderful time of the year as I am not what you would call outdoorsey and the cold weather allows me to pursue my favourite activities: drinking tea and reading a book, tucked away on a cushy armchair, a blanket embracing me softly into its ever comforting hug. I love reading the Christmas editions of Country Homes and magazines like that as you get the cosy feeling and you never want it to end. I love when it gets dark, too, and I know I might be the only person, but it means I can cosy up earlier, which means I can procrastinate better, which is, practically, my life.
So, certainly Christmas is some miles down the river, but isn't pre-Christmas much better than Christmas anyway. After all, Christmas marks the dire end of the festive season, so indulge in mulled wine, enjoy a hot chocolate, get out your scarves and woolly jumpers and embrace the fact that Christmas Eve is only 50 days away...
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