Why I Love Christmas – by Rach

By Rach xmas

It’s mid-September and I’ve just been to the shopping centre on my lunch break. Much to my complete delight, and probably everyone else’s horror, I’ve seen my first Christmas product on display. A Cadbury’s Selection Box. Two minutes later I saw Christmas cards for sale in Marks and Spencer.

I love Christmas. Without a doubt it’s my favourite time of year. Most people moan about how depressing it is to see Christmas window displays in October, or when they do a Countdown to Christmas on the Breakfast News, but I relish all of this. I’m certainly no Grinch!

It’s not because I had bad Christmas’s as a child, in fact I had great ones. One of my favourite presents when I was a little ‘un was a Mr Frosty (come on now, you all remember the theme tune), and my best memory is my Grandma and my Great Aunt arguing over who had the best Christmas season coverage – ITV or BBC.

My love of Christmas has stayed with me all these years and I delight in every part of it.

Christmas day was always spent at my Mom and Dad’s, usually with my Grandma too. My sister and I would usually get a couple of the same gifts as kids, just to make it fair. My Mom would be moaning that the food was taking ages to cook because everyone was using their oven at the same time, and the Queens Speech was an absolute must.

Last Christmas was mine and Taffy’s first in our new home, so we really made the effort with decorating. The tree went up on 1st December (much to Taffy’s annoyance) and tinsel covered most other available surfaces. It was weird not waking up at ‘home’, but we moved the tree and presents into our room on Christmas Eve, so the next morning felt really festive.


Christmas is split between both our families. Mine on Christmas Day, and Taffy’s on Boxing Day. This is what I love about Christmas. I know it sounds cheesy, but being around family and having fun is what it’s all about to me. Giving someone a present you know they’re going to love and seeing how happy it makes them.

Everywhere has a totally different feel about it when Christmas comes around. So personally, I’m crossing off the days on my calendar until the big day arrives, and here’s hoping I’m the first person to wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 🙂

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  • Taff

    whyd ya have to make me think of Xmas! I want it now!

  • Rach

    Ok, let’s have a pre-Christmas Christmas Day the weekend after next. I’ll cook a turkey. You can buy me lots of presents. Deal? x

  • Christmas is the fucking best. I love it for so many reasons. The first is that every day from December 1st to December 24th, I wake up at 6am, have a hot chocolate with marshmallows and watch Home Alone 1 or Home Alone 2. On Christmas Eve after everyone is gone to bed, I sneak back up, have a nice cuppa tea and watch The Snowman, greeting like a wean when it melts at the end. Then on Christmas Day I love just waking up early, and feeling the anticipation in the house knowing the kids will be up soon and having the time of their lives.

    Plus with all the snow it’s a lot easier to cover my tracks when I go out killing hookers at 2am. No-one is about at that time earlier. When you kill them during the Summer you always run into some prat having a BBQ on his deck in the middle of the night asking where you’re going with the body bag. Then you gotta kill him too and blah what a mess.