It's Sunday. It's 1st December. It is officially Christmas. I AM SO EXCITED. This evening I am watching my first Christmas film of the season - The Holiday.
I love this film. I watch it all year round but always on 1st December. Whoever cast The Holiday did it so right; Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jack Black and Jude Law make the perfect combination of characters for this loved up Christmas film. It never gets old. I don't care much for the actual story; but the pretty people, scenes and music. Yeah, I said it. But if you've seen this film I'm sure you'll agree that Hans Zimmer, Christmas scenes in English countryside and Jude Law are just... yeah. I am content.
I had to work for part of the day but as soon as I got home, had some tea and took part in the #lbloggers chat on Twitter, I got straight into my onesie and settled down with a tub of Quality Street and my favourite Christmas film. What better way to get into the festive spirit?
I like to paint my nails when watching films, and after rummaging through my nail polish collection I found these Christmas coloured ones from nails inc. I don't have the steadiest hand, and despite my love for all things creative, art is not my strong point, as you can see...
Not my best effort. I was overwhelmed at the opaqueness of the gold glitter polish. It is absolutely stunning, but perhaps not over the green (I had imagined it would gloss over like tinsel on a Christmas tree, sadly not). Next time I'll stick to one colour.
I bought the Quality Street about a week ago in Tesco for £4(!) and hid them from myself until last night when I couldn't resist them any longer. I could eat the strawberry and orange creams ALL DAY.
Also, what would 1st December be without an advent calendar? I had mine waiting for me at the breakfast table this morning.
December is one of my favourite months of the year and I am so happy it is finally here. I love everything about winter - the clothes, the home comforts, the food, the weather, Christmas, the anticipation, spending time with family on Christmas day, and of course these Christmas Snuggle Sundays. My sister is eight months pregnant too, so we will have a new addition to the family very soon which is so exciting, and I will be an Aunty for the first time.
What did you do today? Are you as hyped up about the Christmas season as I am? My sister said my excitement is premature and I should wait a couple more weeks, but after three years at University where my friends and I started celebrating at this time each year, I just can't go back to my family's way of doing things. So, I say, let the fun begin!