Well, it is the most wonderful time of the year. So, here are the ten best things about Christmas that we are super excited about this year.
A time of joy, a time of giving, a time of kindness, and a time of hope, Christmas is widely recognised as the most wonderful time of the year.
We get to spend valuable time with family and friends, show our loved ones just how much they mean to us through presents and gifts, eat delicious food, and hang our twinkling lights.
No matter how old we get, Christmas continues to hold a special place in our hearts. So, to get you all excited for the festive season, here are the best things about Christmas.
10. Beautiful lights and decorations ‒ transforming into a winter wonderland
Whether it’s our own Christmas tree or our favourite shops hanging up their festive decorations, there’s nothing as warming as seeing glimmering lights brightening up our streets and homes.
Twinkling lights hanging above our heads and beautifully decorated pine trees really do transform the place into a winter wonderland.
9. Snacks, chocolate, and drinks galore ‒ a day of indulgence
Now, it wouldn’t be Christmas if we didn’t enjoy a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, Bailey’s hot chocolate, and baked camembert with cranberry sauce, would it?
We think not. For us, one of the best things about Christmas is the abundance of drinks, chocolates, and festive snacks. No matter how old we get, we will ALWAYS get a chocolate advent calendar to count down the run-up to the big day.
8. Christmas music ‒ we can’t help but sing along
Now, it’s a constant debate about when is an acceptable date to start playing Christmas music. Some will say 1 December, while others will say later and others earlier.
No matter your thoughts, none of us can deny that we love to sing along when our favourite Christmas song comes on.
7. Christmas markets ‒ full of festive cheer
A huge global phenomenon in recent years, Christmas markets have become somewhat of a tradition in recent years, with many travelling to major cities just to visit for themselves.
Serving a range of festive treats, locally-made crafts, and more, Christmas markets are a great way to soak up the festive spirit.
6. Giving and receiving gifts ‒ treating the ones we love
Christmas is the season of giving (and receiving). From shopping for Christmas presents to seeing the faces of our loved ones light up as they open their gifts, giving gifts is a true highlight of the season.
Receiving presents from those we love is also a great highlight of Christmas. Just knowing they care enough to find something they know we’ll love is very special.
5. Christmas movies ‒ the perfect festive entertainment
Whether you’re a fan of Elf, A Miracle on 34th Street, or The Grinch, there’s nothing better than cosying up on a cold winter’s day to watch our favourite Christmas movies.
Which one is your favourite? Let us know in the comments!
4. Acts of kindness ‒ an increase in charitable acts
As mentioned above, Christmas is the season of giving. With this, many people are inspired by the atmosphere of generosity, thus creating an increase in acts of generosity.
At this time of year, those most in need will be struggling. So, many decide to take the opportunity to extend this kindness by giving back and supporting important charities and causes.
3. Christmas dinner ‒ the highlight of the day
So, we know we’ve already mentioned food and snacks above, but Christmas dinner deserves a mention of its own.
Whether you prefer to cook your own, head to your family’s home, or eat out, the roast dinner is certainly one of the best things about Christmas.
2. The joy of children ‒ their smiles light up the room
There is no one who gets more excited for this time of year than children, with perhaps the exception of Buddy the Elf.
Seeing them get excited about the arrival of Santa and seeing their little faces light up as they open their gifts is certainly one of the highlights of the season.
1. Spending time with our loved ones ‒ the highlight of the season
It is a time of love and joy, so one of the best things about Christmas for us is having the chance to spend time with our loved ones.
From meeting up with our friends to playing board games or watching the TV holiday specials with our family, this much-needed quality time is one of the best things about this time of year.