There is so much to enjoy about Christmas and all that comes with it. Christmas parties. Christmas presents. The never-ending playing of christmas songs on the radio and in the shops. Whatever brings you happiness at Christmastime, we will see it all begin to saturate our lives from here on out. But we say, bring it on! What’s not to love? Christmas may come but once a year, but it comes with a big fanfare; and it’s starting now!
The Soundtrack to Christmas
Let it snow! Jingle Bells! Ding dong merrily on High! We love a Christmas tune and come October and November, we can rest assured that we’ll be hearing them everywhere. In the car, in the shops and even at home. Especially at home for those extra christmassy people out there. As well as this years’ new releases, there’s bound to be quite a few of the iconic songs from the past two decades making a Christmas comeback. Plus a load of really traditional ones to sing along to. Of course, there’s nothing better to help us get into that festive mood than a good old Christmas jingle. So prepare to get your Christmas parties into full swing this year with a playlist of all your faves’ and you’ll have everyone rockin’ their way around the Christmas Tree in no time!
Mulled Wine, Mulled Anything! Mulled EVERYTHING!
What a treasure a warming mulled wine can be on a bitingly cold day. But there’s much more we can add that Christmassy spice to in order to create an intense warming effect when it’s just that little bit too chilly to be outside. Mulled wine, mulled cider, mulled cocktails. Everything is better at christmas with a little bit of extra warmth and flavour. We’ve got a fab mulled cocktail recipe for you and it’s super easy to follow. Plus it’s just as easy to mix things up yourself at home by trying out different spirits and juices so you don’t get bored. After all, winter lasts a little too long sometimes.
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 Star Anise
300ml Pure Smooth Orange Juice
600ml Cranberry Juice
Firstly, start by warming the Cranberry Juice, Orange Juice and Clementines together for a few minutes over a low heat. After warming through, sieve into a clean saucepan before added the rest of your ingredients. Finally, warm through slowly until just simmering; and Voila! Of course, you can make this in bigger batches too. Simply multiply the full recipe as needed. Party punch, here we come!
Decking the Halls!
It may be a little way off yet before we start putting up our own Christmas decorations and organising the theme/decor for our Christmas Parties. However, we all like to have a little browse around the shops beforehand. Picking up a few baubles here and there, or planning which Christmas lights will look best hung around our tree. The shops are filling up with little Christmas trinkets to catch our attention; and the attention of our little ones. It’s time to start prepping and planning for a magical, wonderful Christmas and we all love it! This is, after all, the time of year when a little glitter and a lot of sparkle is absolutely essential!
Spreading the Seasonal Cheer
Seasons Greetings, Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! These little nods to the festive season are just around the corner and as we get ever closer to the big day, there’s a few extra smiles being passed around too. Whilst some of the Christmas spirit can disappear with the stresses of the holidays, shopping and party planning; the benefits of giving out those little Christmas greetings can help us all feel a little warmer inside. However, in the interest of saving paper, why not forego the usual greetings cards this year and give the money you would spend on those to a worthy cause instead; and spread your Christmas Cheer the good old fashioned way, by word-of-mouth!
It’s Cold Outside!
It’s not so much the cold that we like, it’s more the coming back inside to the warmth of a crackling fire, the blast of our central heating systems or our super cosy, fluffy duvets. It makes me feel all toasty-warm just thinking about it. So whilst we may all wish for a little bit of the white stuff this year and maybe even dream of snow on Christmas Day; we will still all be looking forward to snuggling up with all manner of fluffy goods when we get to enjoy our well-earned breaks. It’s the best luxury we have, so why not start enjoying it as soon as the chill starts creeping in. I’ve had my heating on a few times this year already and my dressing gown and slippers have made quite the appearance too!
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