10 Things We Love About Christmas

Things We Absolutely Love About Christmas


by Edwina Langley |
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"Jingle Bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, oh what fun it is to say why we love Christmas Day – hey..."

Ok, so we know that's not exactly how it goes, but we couldn't help it. Because we absolutely positively whole-heartedly LOVE Christmas. And we want to share this love of Christmas with you.

10 reasons why we can't get enough of Christmas:

1.) The obvious mountain of presents awaiting us


Presents, presents, PRESENTS!

We know Christmas shouldn't be about presents, but we'd be lying if we said we didn't like getting them. (Err... we mean giving them...)

2.) Eating our bodyweight in glorious food


There are so many things we're looking forward to eating, we've already cleared shelves in our local pharmacy right out of Gaviscon in preparation. But before we reach bursting point, here's what we hope we can fit in:

an entire turkey, a pot of stuffing, 12,000 roast potatoes, a river of gravy, an entire pig in a blanket, a jug of cranberry sauce, a pyramid of sprouts, a tree of chestnuts, a bowl of bread sauce, 1kg of Christmas pudding, 12 mince pies, a whole pack of brandy butter, a leg of ham, a wheel of stilton, a salmon (smoked), a magnum of Champagne and if there's space, a tangerine.

3.) The arrival of Father Christmas


We've been good all year for this guy. And we still leave him mince pies and brandy and everything. So come on Santa, stuff those stockings (puurrrrrlease...).

4.) The epic hours of really good telly

If only TV could be as good all year round as it is at Christmas, we'd never need to leave the house.

What can we look forward to this year? Only the DOWNTON ABBEY Christmas FINALE!!!


Calming down

And also: Doctor Who, Shrek, The Snowman, Happy Feet, The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Wizard of Oz, Our Cilla, Home Alone 2: Lost In New York, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Queen's Speech, not to mention...


Will anyone in Albert Square enjoy Christmas this year?

5.) Getting into the spirit with carols


We love a good sing-song (office Christmas party flashback) but nothing gets a room going quicker than a blast of 'Hark! The Herald...' or 'Oh Come All Ye Faithful'.

We don't get to sing them at any other time of year, so we're prudent to make the most of it while we can.

6.) Fun and games


When was the last time you played a board game? Probably last Christmas.

Whichever one your family traditionally opts for – charades, Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, the million-pieced puzzle with the vital piece missing – games are a great way of getting everyone together for some good old fashioned fun and, most likely, a row.

Bad feelings from the latter never last long though. Because as we're reminded at the time: it's only A GAME.

7.) Messages from people you don't expect

In days of old, they used to be cards. These days they're probably texts. But anyway, being wished a 'Happy Christmas' by anyone you don't expect to hear from on the big day, is always a nice surprise: be it your secret crush, that old flame or someone else entirely...


8.) Not working and lounging around


We know not everyone is lucky enough not to work on Christmas Day – we think of the emergency services and feel overwhelmed with gratitude and admiration – but thankfully, many of us are indeed that fortunate.


9.) Boxing Day


Boxing Day is a way of making us not dread the day after Christmas. Furthermore, Boxing Day means leftovers... and also sales.

10.) Spending time with your family


We've saved the best till last. Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without family and there's no denying it.

In fact, getting together with the people we love is what we love most of all. So before we get all emotional thinking about it, let us very simply say:

We hope a wonderful, happy and loving day finds you and all your family.


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