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Thursday, 1 December 2011

Thursday Thought: Christmas - That time of year when you wish you were a child again

First Christmas photo I found, taken years ago!

When you're a kid, Christmas seems to take forever to come around, now, it seems like if you blink, you'll miss it. There's the countdown to opening your first advent calendar chocolate, as if you'd never tasted the stuff before, whilst comparing 'what you'd got' in your window that morning in the playground. Plus, if you were like me and often forgot to have it before school, there was the ultimate joy in knowing you could have it when you got home. Oh the little things!



At school, writing Christmas cards was as exciting as it got, yet I always felt super guilty when someone I hadn't written for, handed me an envelope and I had to awkwardly respond that I'd 'forgotten' theirs and would bring it in the next day! We had a massive tree in our hall, school Christmas dinner, Christmas assembly and to finish the term off - a Christmas service at our local church. And what made it extra special was that the older year you were in, the higher up you got to sit - thrilling stuff. 





Once we'd broken up for the holidays, the fun would continue. Decorating the tree, playing the Christmas tape in the car and most importantly - writing your Christmas list straight from the Argos catalogue - nothing could beat it. And when it came to Christmas itself, getting to sleep on the eve was practically impossible and the next day you woke up feeling like you'd won the lottery. 




And I guess that's what I miss about getting older - the excitement. Sure, you still get presents, but the unknown arrival of them is taken away and the pile gets less and less each year. So that's why this year I'm trying to do everything to get in the Christmassy mood. I've been to the Xmas markets in Manchester twice, I'm going to download Christmas songs, buy a festive jumper, wrap as many presents as I can and play some season tunes on my piano. 




What things do you do to get you in the Christmassy mood? 





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