So unless you’ve been living as a hermit/in a coma/in denial you will realise that it’s finally got to December which means that it’s almost Christmas. And this blog post is dedicated to summing up the best (Ho Ho Ho) and worst (Bah Humbug) things about Christmas. I would love to know if anyone else shares the same opinions as me, so comment below and let me know:
1. The build up- Bah Humbug
I do love Christmas but I really do hate the build up to it. Shops will start stocking Christmas items in September and everyone will say “Oh it’s almost Christmas!” But then, everyone moans that the year is going so quickly. I just think that if everyone stopped talking about it being ‘almost Christmas’ for 4+ months of the year then it wouldn’t feel like the year was going so quickly.
2. Family- Bah Humbug and Ho Ho Ho
Ah family, they drive you potty don’t they? We always have the family get together which usually includes my grandparents coming up and this year we have my brother’s girlfriend over too. My family are a bit crazy though and sometimes they do drive me up the wall. And with so many people about I find it hard when I want to escape for some peace and quiet.
But at the same time, one of the great things about Christmas is having the family about, especially after a drink of wine or three. And it’s always nice having the nice big table crammed full of people having a giggle and enjoying themselves.
3. The religion- Ho Ho Ho
I was brought up a Christian (perhaps hard to believe to some of my friends) and I do enjoy the religious side of Christmas. I always loved the Nativity story and I love proper Christmas carols too. I will be cracking out my Christmas album with my ‘away in a manger’ and ‘silent night’ on it. Even if I do have to have the ear phones in as I’m sure my fiancé will roll his eyes at me.
4. Christmas Shopping- Bah Humbug
Shopping at Christmas is horrendous. I hate going to Meadowhall (our nearest shopping mall) because it is packed, hot and full of slowing walking people who dawdle and think it’s acceptable to do this in a way where you can’t get past them. Getting ideas of people as to what they want to Christmas is always annoying. Thinking of ideas is rubbish and whenever I ask my family and friends what they would like is always answered with ‘I dunno’.
And yet, I do refuse to shop on-line. It does depress me how many shops in Sheffield city centre and closed and boarded up and I also do not trust the Royal Mail this time of year. So I will make the brave trip to Meadowhall to find the shops that aren’t in the city centre, then help support retail shops by going into town.
5. Christmas food- Ho Ho Ho
Mince pies, Turkey, chocolate log, chocolates, roast potatoes, Christmas pudding, wine, wine and more wine. Jesus this really isn’t going to bode well for the Weight Watchers diet =/
6. Christmas Television- Ho Ho Ho
DOCTOR WHO CHRISTMAS SPECIAL- AHHHHHHHHHH
7. Christmas Number One’s- Bah Humbug
I’m fed up with the stupid Christmas number one’s that we now have the endure. Especially X Factor Christmas number one’s which have no Christmas meaning to them. The last time that a Christmas song was number one was in 2004 (Band Aid 20- Do They Know it’s Christmas). 2004!!! That was 9 years ago why can’t we have songs about Christmas and festive cheer. Not some snotty smug teenager who’s just won a ‘talent’ contest.
8. This time of year- Ho Ho Ho
You can’t deny it, no matter how old or young you are. There is something magical about this time of year isn’t it?