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I love Christmas, it’s my favourite time of year. And although I am dieing to listen to Christmas carols, cut into my German Christmas Stollen and get the mulled wine bubbling I always wait till the 1st of December.
But because my christmassy anticipation is too much to bear I decided to order my Christmas tree yesterday, making my heart do some “drummer boy” impersonation. Of course I will now have to wait till the week before the big day to put it up and decorate it with all my favourite decorations, I just hope I don’t combust is a blaze of holly, ivy and mistletoe.
However it’s nearly time to light the first candle on my “Advents Kranz” (well this year I don’t have a wreath but a pretty row of candles to light the way up to Christmas) which will fill the need for piney goodness for a few weeks.
And knowing tomorrow I’ll be putting up decorations around the house while listening to crooners corning Christmas carols makes me all giddy with excitement. I even get to open up the first door on my Marzipan Advents-kalandar, a daily treat to count down the days.
And somehow I even feel as if I just got my first Christmas gift, a new fridge was delivered and installed yesterday night, a wish granted and a clean new home for cookie dough waiting to be baked.
So tomorrow I will spend the day at home, decorating, baking, singing and dancing my very own “jingle bells rock”. I can’t wait and all I need now for a perfect Christmas is snow and a kiss under some mistletoe. And neither are looking great at the moment, even Paddy Power has pushed the odds for a white Christmas up to 4/1 and I really don’t want to know the prediction for meeting a man is. However with the temperatures dropping I live in hope, for snow at the very least.
enjoy every moment of the season. xo
I will, I always do and you do too!
Thank you very much! I’m going home for Christmas to Montreal. It will be the first time ever that we’re all together for Christmas since my daughter was born!
oh that sounds like a great exciting time …
One more day and you can go crazy decorating for the holidays. Look forward to seeing the results.
I can’t wait 🙂
We have had one snow already and there are flurries off and on. There is nothing more Christmasy than snow! Sure hope you get some!
me too, just never know what you”ll get here in Dublin
Carrie Rubin said:
We’ll get our tree this weekend, and soon my baking frenzy will begin. I can already smell the sap and taste the cookies. 🙂
me too, ooohhhh I love Christmas
girl in the hat said:
I have my tree already. Lights are almost done (I have a very nitpicking process where I hide the cords with the needles). Couldn’t wait. It will be dry as toast by Christmas, but at least I’ll get to enjoy it longer.
that is so true and yes I do the “hiding of the cord” too … looks so much better … enjoy your tree
It’s my favorite time if the year too. So cozy and cheerful. I eat it up every year. Hope it is all you hoped for and more… And that the mistletoe has to work overtime! 😉
yes that would be nice but even without I just love Christmas