12th Day of Christmas: Why I Really Do Love the Most Wonderful Time of The Year
It’s Christmas Eve, which means it’s the last day of my 12 Days of Christmas blog posts (more on how I’ve felt about it at the end of the post). I thought I’d end this blog series with a super simple, kind of predictable post about why I love Christmas. One of last week’s posts was about how Christmas isn’t the most wonderful time of the year for everyone, and how it isn’t really perfect for anyone. But I always look forward to Christmas and it brings a reason to be a happy during a time of the year that I often find depressing.
In fact, Christmas is pretty much the only thing I like about winter. I would skip the whole season of winter if it wasn’t for Christmas (I’d even skip my birthday which is in January). I’m a summer person through and through but, despite this, Christmas is my favourite time of the year. Singing lots of crappy but catchy songs, having an excuse to eat anything and everything and also having an excuse to see friends and family who I might not have seen for the rest of the year is something I really love. It’s a cliche but even if nothing goes to plan at Christmas, being around family and friends regularly is enough to make it my favourite time of the year in itself.
I also love how Christmas forces me to take a break. A break from UNI work, and just generally from being the overly-organised, stressed out person that I am. I tend to take it easier than normal throughout the whole month of December (although a Christmas job and this blog series hasn’t allowed that quite as much this year) and because I love Christmas so much, I feel completely justified in doing so, which is something I don’t really feel at other points in the year even when my body is crying out for rest.
I’m going to stop this post here, mostly because it’s 7:22 on the 23rd December (remember when I thought I was going to write all of these posts in advance? Ha- I’m hilarious!) but also because I think everyone knows why Christmas-lovers are the way we are even if they don’t love Christmas as much themselves, so there’s no point me babbling on about it for 1000 words.
This post is also a short one because there’s a few more photos than usual. I love these photos, taken by the wonderful Jenny Gavan. I’m wearing my favourite Topshop red skirt in them, which epitomises Christmas for me, dancing around with tinsel and fairy lights, next to a freshly-decorated Christmas tree. What’s not to love?
I really hope you’ve enjoyed my 12 Days of Christmas posts. They’ve been hard work but I’ve also really enjoyed pumping a whole lot of content into my fresh new blog design and sharing my love of the festive season with you all. Hopefully they can provide festive inspiration for years to come- especially because I don’t think my schedule during my final year of UNI will allow me to do something like this next year. But I might try and come up with some sort of summer series in which I post every day for a certain period. Do let me know if this is something you’d be interested in!
Thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas filled with rest, food and loooove (for yourself as much as those around you) <3