2016 simultaneously feels like its lasted forever, and that it was really only the blink of an eye. I can’t believe its December already, but also don’t we really deserve it after this year? With this strange sort of mood going on, I haven’t been 100% in the Christmas spirit, or even the summer spirit. Its finally started to click, though!
We put up our Christmas tree about a week ago, and that got me HYPED. Christmas carols playing, putting the angel on top, the annual present of a new decoration… This is Christmas in all its glory, and boy oh boy do I love it. But little things just weren’t right; there were no candy canes, no presents underneath, none of that real Christmas joy. Because how is it December already??
Then I started actually buying presents, and that’s when I got properly into the Christmas mood. There are three under the tree at the moment, all from me, and I have another one being delivered any day now. My mum lets us buy some (most) of our own presents, because she has no idea what to get us, so I’ve been doing online shopping and ordering ALL THE THINGS.
And snacks, the most important bit, are finally being bought. I’m talking chocolate to feed a small army, those big boxes of biscuits and little buckets you can only get this time of year, MINCE PIES, meringues, a thing that you twist to get the Jaffas out hanging on the wall… Every sweet thing you could ever want is here, in our house, and more importantly in my stomach. This is CHRISTMAS, people!
Now, I just count down to the actual day. More presents. More food. All the songs, all the happiness, all the CHRISTMAS, AND I CAN’T WAIT!