Christmas Eve has forever been my favourite day of the Christmas period, for as long as I can remember. From being a child where I remember sitting in front of the fire, colouring in my Christmas colouring book whilst watching films that I had circled in the TV Times. We would then head out as a family to our favourite restaurant before driving home, listening to Christmas songs and looking into the sky for the lights on Santa’s sleigh. New pyjamas would be waiting for my sister and I upon our return, and this tradition continued until we became too old to believe. Even when we got older, new pyjamas and Christmas movies featured heavily and to this day, I love nothing more than settling on the couch with a box of chocolates whilst Elf and Home Alone play. The traditions of Christmas Eve may vary per family, but I have the fondest memories and new traditions that have started make me feel warm and fuzzy inside.
The Christmas Eve box seems to have made quite a stir over social media as of late, and I really wanted to start my own. A selection of products that I can look forward to on the run up to the big day. I’ve chosen the most beautiful personalised box to hold my special items in ready for Christmas. The personalised wooden box is from the geniuses at I Just Love It, my first port of call for a special personalised gift. Having a name like mine, I am really appreciative of the ease of getting a gift or product printed with my, or the recipients name.
Inside my box, I have a brand new pair of Christmas pyjamas as it wouldn’t be Christmas without them. As soon as I locked eyes on the Dickens and Jones Xmas Drummer Boys pyjama set at House of Fraser, I couldn’t stop thinking about them. At £45, I couldn’t quite stretch to them with all the presents that I had to buy but after browsing Love The Sales, they appeared in the House of Fraser sale. I’m so happy. Red, with miniature pillar boxes and drummer boys snow scene printed over them, they are so adorable plus the cotton fabric feels warm and soft against my skin. I also couldn’t resist these cheeky Primark reindeer slipper socks to wear with them. I actually think Primark slippers are the best, I am always getting new pairs.
My Christmas movies selection doesn’t have any film in it that you wouldn’t expect to see. Home Alone 1 and 2 are guaranteed, with Home Alone 2 being my favourite, even more so now I’ve experienced the Rockefeller Centre at Christmastime. Elf, A Christmas Carol and The Snowman are also present; Elf as I love it so much, A Christmas Carol because of the tradition and The Snowman because my sister cried when he melted.
It’s only this time of year that I allow myself to be as indulgent as I have been doing and watching films means eating christmas chocolates. The finest chocolate that a girl can have has to be Lindt, and my love for Lindor has never faded. A sharing box of Lindor in Original, Dark, Praline and White will keep me busy, until I bite the head off my giant Lindt bear. He’s so adorable in his little red jumper and iconic Lindt necklace, and 200g of Lindt chocolate is just way too appealing right now.
If I was really going to push the boat out, I’d be cracking open a bottle of Ruby Port to sip whilst getting cosy. After all, it’s only Christmas once a year.
What are your Christmas Eve traditions?
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