We love Christmas, who doesn't? If you are a grinchy bum yer in the wrong place pal.
So this morning the ladies took themselves to Google and this is my list of what would make their Christmas house 'perfect'.
Spaceship Silver and Angel Delight Pink tinsel, baubles and lights
Wild flower, wreath for the door, with ribbons and sticks (uhm??)
Fireplace garland to match the wreath
Stockings - Eldest - Elsa
Middle Kid - Minnie Mouse
Ivy - Olaf
Big green tree that smells good and has to go in a bucket of mud
I thought their list of things was very sweet. Getting the house decorated and prepped for Christmas is a big deal for me. I recall one year being at my Nana's just before [Christmas] and she is a stickler for traditions. Except she pretty much made most of her traditions up. She unboxes her knee high silver sparkly tree, pops on it's mini pink baubles and places her little pile of parcels underneath more than half of which she has given herself. Some left over glitter fell to the floor and she made a comment about it being her mam saying hello. It occurred to me that my Nana would trade in every Christmas and gift for just one hour so sit with her mam and have a cup of tea.
It isn't really about the gifts, for us it's about the dressing of the house, the food on the table and the films on the telly. I think that is becoming a theme in most households now. While getting the latest kicks (that is what the cool people call shoes/trainers) is awesome, even for me there is nothing *quite* as nice as shoving a mince pie in your face, while watching Nightmare Before Christmas and a spiced apple Yankee Candle on the go in the background. There is still stuff involved, stuff we could go without - sure, but the girls are there and He is there. (He the boyf not the God/Jesus/Holy Ghost) and they are pretty much it for me.
So while all the trimmings* of Christmas are boss, the filling** is the best bit.
*Gifts, decorations 'stuff'
What are your fondest memories of Christmas? Have you planned your decorations/menu already?