Christmas cheer is everywhere and it’s getting to that point in December where we are ready to cuddle up with a cup of tea, have the Christmas tree twinkling away, have the Christmas songs blaring in shops, channels on the TV dedicated to Christmas, let’s just say we have Christmas fever! In this post I decided that I’d go through some of my favourite songs, movies and stories that I was told when I was a child, just to bring a bit of nostalgia back too. Nothing gets me more excited than Christmas.
When it comes to stories My Nan always used to tell me about A Christmas Carol, it was one of my absolute favourites, almost everyone has heard about the story, however, what I loved the most is the fact that it makes you think about what has happened in your past, your present and how things can change in your future. I think it genuinely makes me think about where I could be in the next 20 years, I know where I would like to be definitely, but I am curious as to what will happen.
One that I used to read to my little cousin was How The Grinch Stole Christmas, I loved all the Dr Seuss books because they made me laugh all the time, so when I used to read these I always wanted to be the Grinch, only because he lived in a cave and I thought if I had a cave I’d have internet and my bed. HAPPY DAYS! Where would your cave be?
The Snowman is definitely an iconic book, and it is something that has been used in Christmas adverts on a regular basis, most recently it was the John Lewis advert, it always makes my mum cry that book, but it is such a beautiful advert too! The bit I loved as a kid, who wouldn’t want to meet Santa, I know I did!
The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl is my all time fave, I know every word to it, and I will sing it from about the 1st December all the way up to the 25th. (I have to admit much to my husband Paul’s dismay.)
It wouldn’t be Christmas without Wham! I mean I remember it being Christmas as a kid and we would put the Christmas music on the CD player and we would open presents to the music. It is one of the good things I remember about my childhood.
All I Want For Christmas Is You is the epitome of Christmas, I mean I end up singing that song whatever time of year it is, it just makes me so excited it’s ridiculous! 🎵All I Want For Christmas is yooooooooouuuuuu, you babbyyyyyyy!🎵
I have to admit when it comes to Christmas I can be quite traditional, one of my favourites is “It’s A Wonderful Life” simply because when it came to Christmas I would sit with my Nan, have a cup of tea, lots of cuddles and watch it together. I used to adore it because my Nan would sing along to the songs and do all the hand movements and we would just have so much fun together!
Another film I absolutely adore is White Christmas, it’s a very old film, however, it’s an oldie but a goodie, and yes I do know every word to it, including all the dialogue, I still have a black and white version, I think they have a colour version now, but it has so much charm to it watching it in black and white.
Elf is such a fantastic film, honestly, I remember at school when it came closer to Christmas 2 friends and I would end up saying the film word for word, but my all time favourite line would be “Buddy the elf, what’s your favourite colour?”