Let's Get Festive!

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December has arrived! Frosty mornings and festive cheer are just a few things that I love about this month. I'm the type of person who has their Christmas playlist up and ready way ahead of time and I definitely get a little too excited once I spot decorations appearing in stores (I don't think that will ever change haha). Today I'm sharing a festive checklist of things that I do every December to get in the spirit, it's about to get Christmas-yyy in here!

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First things first, it's time to get the decorations out of the loft and on display. I absolutely love lighting up the house with Christmas decor, everything just feels so much cosier. I'll admit that kick-starting the season by putting up the tree with friends and family is something that I look forward to months in advance. Christmas pjs, a bit of Michael Buble, Santa hats - all essentials of course.

Christmas would not be Christmas without a trip to the annual Frankfurt markets. Whether it's the humble German Markets in Birmingham or the expansive Winter Wonderland of Hyde park in London, wrapping up warm for an evening stroll and hot tea (or mulled wine if that's your thing) at one of these festive pop-ups is an absolute must and will definitely have you feeling merry. If that doesn't do it, outdoor ice-skating under the sparkling lights of London's Natural History Museum is perhaps one of the most magical winter activities in the city.

When it's too cold to get outside, snuggling up on the sofa with a Christmas film and hot chocolate is the ultimate way to spend an evening. Elf and Home Alone are two all time favourites of mine but with the Christmas 24 channel making a return, you couldn't possibly be short of cheesy festive films to watch this month.

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And what's a movie without sweet treats? Although the colder, darker nights may feel a little gloomy at times, it's nothing that a batch of freshly baked cookies cannot solve! I find myself spending more time experimenting and baking at this time of year than any other - though I wouldn't say that I've reached Monica Geller's 'Candy Lady' status just yet.

I cannot believe that we are nearing the end of 2016 already, time is whizzing by! How are your Christmas preparations coming along?

Amy 






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  1. lovely!


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  2. christmas markets are a must and since i'm from germany, i like to enjoy them to the fullest.


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    1. Christmas markets in Germany must be incredible! I hope I can visit one day xxx

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  3. Definitely feeling you on Michael Buble being an essential! Those kind of markets sound like a dream - Christmas isn't as magical in Australia (mostly because we're all trying not to die from the heat, hahaha.) I can't wait to move somewhere that has a White Christmas every year!

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    1. Haha aww I can't imagine spending Christmas in a hot country! Australia looks beautiful though, definitely want to visit soon. Wishing for a White Christmas here but it doesn't look like we will get any snow just yet! xxx

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  4. I really like reading about Christmas from different parts of the globe. :) Thanks for this little preview. :)

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  5. Ahhh soooo festive, love this hun, I love christmas markets i went this year and i forgot my camera kmt. Have a peaceful December everyone !! Dominica from www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk !!

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    1. Christmas markets are one of my favourite things about December! Ooh that's a shame, you will just have to go again ;) xx

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  6. Nice post, love the festive vibes!

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    1. Thank you, the Christmas countdown is on! ♥

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  7. I'm sooo ready for all of these! And I'm done with my final exam, will never be guilty of staying up all night binge watching christmas movies with sweet treats! Loved reading this post xx

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    1. Aww congrats, I know how stressful exams can be! I'm with you on that, I could never tired of Christmas movies during December haha. Enjoy!! ♥

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