Things I like about Christmas

I got this lovely award from Shadow, and she’s asked me to write about my favourite Christmas things. I stopped at 6 although I could have gone on for pages!

First I have to explain the rules

* You must be a true Christmas lover to receive this award
* the person to whom you give the award must also be in love with Christmas
* you must link back to the person who gave you the award
* you must list 5 things that you love about Christmas. if you can’t limit it to 5 things, then keep going till you run out of space!
* pass the award along to as many people as you like. That can be 1 or 50. It’s up to you. But, you must pass it one to at least one person in order to keep the Christmas cheer going!* Let your recipients know that you have tagged them by leaving them a comment

Five things I love about Christmas…plus one!

1. Putting out a glass of sherry and a mince pie for Father Christmas at bedtime, then drinking the sherry and eating the pie before going to sleep, then seeing the empty plate and empty glass in the morning!

2. Opening the presents in my stocking. Don’t laugh – I know I put them there myself, but I always buy them and wrap them a year ahead so by the time I open them I’ve forgotten what they are!

3. Going to the pub before lunch. It was best when Keith had his pub, but even so, I always get a welcome at my local and a free drink on the house!

4. Going to Mummy and Daddy’s for their fantazmagolical lunch! I’m dribbling just thinking about it! My Grandma is always there and she usually falls asleep before the Christmas Pud comes out. She fell asleep IN the Christmas Pud once!

5. Crackers! Do you have crackers? I love them. We are still sitting around the table and we all cross our arms and hold each other’s crackers in a circle and pull -except Grandma who’s still asleep. The loud bang usually makes her jump and she says something like “there’s someone at the door dear” then goes back to sleep again! I must admit to cheating slightly. If you hold the crackers in a certain way you usually get the contents from two of them!

6. Turning on the TV at 3pm for the Queen’s Speech. Like most English families we never miss it. The Queen appears on screen and Daddy insists we all stand up, except Grandma who is still asleep. Her Majesty wishes us all a very heppy Christmas (she says heppy instead of happy because she’s posh). Then she talks about lots of things that she’s done and places where she’s been Queening during the year

6. I like the bit after the Queens Speech too, because we usually all doze off in front of the log fire, except Grandma who wakes and asks what time the Queens Speech will be on! She hasn’t seen it for donkeys years!

Now who shall I pass on this award to? I know, Jadey loves Christmas because it gives her an excuse to bake cakes and things! She’ll probably list her five fave Christmas recipes.


Missy said...

Very sweet, sounds like Christmas time for you dear is truly an eventful day.

Shadow said...

what a lovely list. yes, i love crackers too

Giggles said...

Wonderful list Rosey. I just love the spirit and beauty of the season!
Merry Christmas to you dear!

Hugs Giggles

Whitesnake said...

Bar Humbug!

Errant Gosling said...

Very good list. I love Christmas. Enjoy a mince pie for me.