The lights are twinkling through the branches of the green tree, the pile of presents building up around them, the cards draped and hanging off every corner of the room and the warmth of the fire heating up a cold dark evening. The festive songs are playing regularly, and the movies give you that festive contentness. The advent calendars are getting lighter than before, the fridge is filling up with cheese and wine and the excitement is really starting to come together as plans appear closer, panic and rush slowly settles down.That's when you know Christmas is round the corner.
Giving presents is one of my favourite things about this time of year (I mean, LOOK at those chocolate magnets!). Once that instant feeling of worry and panic about what to buy loved ones has gone, the excitement of ordering more than you should have for people to show how much you care, is definitely a plus of Christmas. Daniel Wellington kindly sent me a watch to gift someone, so I've decided to wrap this up neatly for my brother (he won't read this) along with the other presents. I think he'll like this! If you fancy treating a loved one to a classic watch, use LITTLEWINTER15 to get 15% off your order - and then what you've saved, treat yourself. That's my motto!
Wrapping presents in my head is always much more enjoyable than when reality sets in. The sellotape ends up with strands of hair stuck in between that and the wrapping paper, the string tied bows look a little lifeless after a while, and the neat folds in the corners become more crumpled as time goes by. But I'll always persist, and when the assortment of presents come together for people, I feel chuffed as punch with them.
So much so that I pride myself with a huge mug of hot chocolate, I open a box of chocolates and I stick on my favourite Christmas film - The Holiday.
Because it just never gets old. Especially with Mr Bean. Actually all of it.
"Eight is a lot of legs, David"
"Christmas waves a magic wand over the world and behold,
everything is softer and more beautiful."