I’ve started talking about Christmas already on the blog, the countdowns have begun on social media (well actually those started many many weeks ago but I’ve been ignoring them) and with the adverts for Christmas toys all over our screens the boys are already planning what they want and making lists for Santa.
Joshua has an actual lists now while Jacob even at his young age has begun to copy his big brother pointing at the TV and making a fuss until I look, nod, smile and quickly turn the channel over.
While I don’t like the amount of Christmas promotion around while it is barely the beginning of October I do understand it is necessary for companies, and actually a little part of me like it when all the Christmas movies start to hit our screens.
Christmas in the movies is so different however and I really would love to experience one of those white typical movie style Christmases. You know the ones I mean, the whole family packs up the house and heads off to a cottage somewhere (not home alone style, I’m far to careful for that!) where it always snows, stockings are hung by the chimney and carol singers knock at the door and they actually can sing!
I can’t remember the last time it snowed here near the Christmas period let alone on Christmas day itself, our home is far from the movie style cottage, stockings are hung but the carol singers are kids wanting money and barely knowing 2 lines of a carol sadly.
I’d love for the boys to have that exciting build up there is in the movies and yet they do have it here – even if I do leave the Christmas wrapping until the last minute vowing never to again – until next year BUT imagine the excitement for us all waking up somewhere like Good Life Lake District Cottages on Christmas morning with stocking full and snow falling all around them.
We could put the dinner on to cook, open presents and then head off outdoors to explore the nature all around us, make snowmen, and forget everything for the festive period – of course another bonus to heading off on this type of Christmas holiday is that I imagine it to be a small village with poor phone reception and no Wi-Fi, and while this should send a blogger into a cold sweat, being Christmas it was ensure I HAD to switch off, turn on the out of office for my emails and spend quality time with my family.
Have you ever dreamt of going away on holiday over Christmas?
I certainly have for many years, not yet acting upon it but it would be amazing to have a change of scenery and a rest over the festive period, because as much as I love Christmas there are always jobs which end up being done around the house because we are both off of work, the rooms need rearranging to make room for the new toys and DIY gets done because we have the time to do it. It doesn’t make for a restful period so stepping away and holidaying would make sure we had to relax – now I wonder if anyone delivers Christmas dinner as that would make it even better – maybe walking to a local pub would be a better option?