Ok Halloween’s finished, bonfire night’s over,it’s officially time to start celebrating Christmas right?
Well I break up for uni at the beginning of December so, we need to decorate the house!
I’m sure most of you out there have been feeling a bit nippy, or have passed a shop window or pub with ‘Book now for Christmas’ signs, even some of you may have heard the odd Christmas song on the radio…so yes I feel it’s time. So here are a few things we all know and love that get us just that bit more excited for the holiday ahead!
1. When the leaves go from being dry and colourful, to being crunchy with frost!
All you early risers know what I mean. When you wake up and see that blanket of fog outside your window, or walk down the road to school/uni and the grass and leaves have those frosty silver highlights on the top. Winters looming…
2. When advent calendars and selection boxes come into supermarkets
Now to be honest, I think they were there from October, but hey just the sight fills me with excitement I think, doesn’t it you? I’m a Cadbury girl at heart – which one do you go for?
3. The famous John Lewis Advert. (or indeed the Coca Cola advert!)
So have we all seen the John Lewis advert? Any tears? I’m sure there are many. I’ve got to say they’ve done better, the penguin was sort of adorable, however, it doesn’t make me any less excited. I’m sorry but I can start celebrating now can’t I?
4. The local Chestnuts vendor in town.
Now there aren’t any of these back where I’m from, but since being in York, I am loving the cute little vendors on the streets of town selling ice cream in the summer and chestnuts in the winter – I just hope they were roasted on an open fire!
5. The start of Strictly Come Dancing/X Factor/ Downton Abbey
I’m sure at least one of these is a tradition among some of you – for me it’s Downton Abbey and I really do love it! (In my family it’s also Strictly, however the lack of recognisable people for me each year and the fact that I’m really busy at uni and have had to prioritise my TV habits has left me a bit late on the bandwagon this year)
6. It starts getting dark at 4.30pm!
Yep, the clocks are back and now Halloween’s over – it’s officially time folks! I do love the talk evenings that just make snuggling up in bed/ on the sofa that much more cosy! However it does make my mind think sleep at about 5 which isn’t great when I’ve got a ton of essays to write.