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My Holiday Season Bucket List


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Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year, and I don't want to change that with schedules and obligations. So this year, my Blogmas will be enjoyable and pressure-free, with just a few seasonal posts here and there. I've decided to kick Blogmas off with my Christmas bucket list.


MY HOLIDAY SEASON BUCKET LIST


WRITE A LETTER TO SANTA


Yep, you read that right hun; I'm a grown ass woman and I still write a letter to Santa. I'm not ashamed of it either. One thing you may not know about me is that I'm big on keeping traditions alive. Hence me always writing a letter to Santa. I mean, at 22 years of age I don't ask for anything too crazy, just a cute top, a box of chocs, a few million pound and maybe the will to live.


PUT THE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS UP


This should be a tradition for everyone; even the grinches! Decorating the tree is an important part of Christmas for me. First I help my Nan decorate hers, then I spend the night helping my Mum do hers. I absolutely love putting the decorations up whilst listening to Christmas music; maybe having a couple festive drinks too!


HAVE A CHRISTMAS MOVIE MARATHON


My annual Christmas movie marathon is no joke and I don't like to be disturbed, so I turn all of my notifications off and I rarely get phone calls because my family know better than to interrupt the legend that is Elf. I get my PJ's on, order my takeaway, get my snacks and hot chocolate ready, get under my blanket and press play. It's magic! Definitely one of my favourite nights of the festive season. Let me know in the comment section if you'd like me to do a post on my movie marathon and what films are on the agenda.


DO SOME CHRISTMAS CRAFTS


I try to make Christmas decorations every year, last year I made paper chains and a gorgeous wreath for the door. The first thing on my list this year are paper snowflakes; which I've actually never made before - I'm not sure how I've managed to go 22 years without making paper snowflakes! I'd also LOVE to try my hand at some homemade stocking fillers this year too if my arm allows it. Fingers crossed.


CHRISTMAS BAKING


It'd be a crime not to make some festive treats! My Nan and I usually make peppermint creams and rum truffles, which are beautiful, but I'd also love to make some cookies this year too.


VISIT THE CHRISTMAS MARKET


This is a more recent tradition, but a favourite one none the less. My cousin and I head to town to do our Christmas shopping and wonder around the market before sitting down for our annual Bailey's hot chocolate, and piping hot pigs in blankets with stuffing. I have a feeling that, after the year we've had, this one will be extra special.


I've actually surprised myself this year by finishing my Christmas shopping already. That just leaves more pennies for bailey's and food!


ENJOY A WINTER WALK TO SEE THE LIGHTS


My Nan and I have this thing where we each pick a side of the road and we count how many houses we see with decorations, and then see who wins at the end. I'm not sure why we always get so competitive, we don't actually win anything.


WRAPPING PRESENTS


I love wrapping presents, and I always make a night of it! I get my Christmas playlist on, and a bottle of wine (or two). It's another one of my favourite seasonal traditions.


KISS UNDER THE MISTLETOE


Ah, the magical tradition I've only ever witnessed in movies. I can't believe I've never had someone kiss me under mistletoe! Hopefully this is the year it'll happen. James isn't exactly bothered about Christmas traditions, but I doubt he'd say no to a kiss.



Keep an eye out for more Christmas posts!


23 sleeps to go!


Love, Han


xo


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