🎅 10 reasons I am so excited for the Christmas build up

For many of us the start of beginning of Christmas, is when the adverts start appearing on TV. As the M&S #lovethebear, Toys R US Geoffrey Driving the Sleigh and John Lewis #under the bed and Sky Cinemas.

We all have our festive traditions. Whether it be watch a movie, go sing carols around a Christmas tree, going shopping somewhere every year or going to see the main person of the year. For me, there is little things I like to do each year. I thought I would share…

10. Watch Christmas Adverts. I know they’ll be on repeat through out the year, but the initial reaction first time, I love it.

9. Go watch the turning on Christmas lights on. Both of these are popular wherever you go. Nothing more than wrapping up warm, going out to watch a load of lights be turned on a tree. For years, I always went to our local ones. This year, I’m actually exited as Windsor has a light display on the castle, last year it looked beautiful.

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8. Go see a department store Christmas display. This started when I was very little remembering to see Fenwicks Window on Northumberland Street in Newcastle. Every year, it has a new theme, it’s perfect. Another one of mine is see Glitzen at the Metro Centre.

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7. Have a mulled wine. I love a mulled wine on a cold winters night. I love the spiceness of it. You can get this at lots of different events, but one favorite of mine is when shopping. Like at the Manchester Christmas markets.


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6. Go to a late night shopping event. These nights are great, whether it be a department store or a garden centre (lets face it there the place to be) they’re a great evening. I love it when you can get a mince pie, some bubbles and hear a carol singer or two.

5. Christmas catalogs. Boots, Toys R Us, Smyths, Benefit, Argos… I love them all. Another tradition from when I was a kid circling in the Argos catalog what you want for Christmas. These days its Boots….

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4. Wear something sparkly. Christmas is a perfect time to get that sparkly bag, shoes, top or jacket. I love having a night where I can wear my sparkly shoes.


3. Look for new decorations. Every year me and my mum will always buy a new Santa for her tree (well our tree). We have ones we’ve had for decades and some we’ve only had for a few years. I love trees which have memories to it and not just for decoration.

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2. Go visit the Coca Cola truck. Read here why


& number one…..

Go visit Santa Clause. It doesn’t matter how old you are, you want to be on that nice list and tell him what you want for Christmas.

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