1. Set up Christmas Tree (on 1st of December)
2. Decorate house (including untangling lights, arranging nativity scene, draping dying plastic holly, and putting sewn wall-hangings over the walls)
3. Spread polystyrene, bits of holly, last year’s tinsel and straw (for the nativity of course) all over the floor.
5. Eat icecream Christmas Trees
6. Listen to classical Christmas music
7. Take photos
This year we decorated the tree with homemade bunting (mum sewed it!) and candy canes. And lights. Can’t forget the strands and strands of lights.
After the first week of December our house is usually (read: if the nephew isn’t around) in order. Decorations up. Maybe a little Christmas cooking started? A few presents bought in advance.
By the second week of December, we’re in Christmas mode. Well, relatively. Our family has never been “big” on Christmas. We do the decorating, a few presents, walk the streets and ooh over lights, and we have the delicious feast on Christmas Day. But we have our scrooges and grinches. No names…no names…
It really starts feeling like Christmas, when we buy icecream-Christmas-trees.
On the 2nd, with the air-con blasting, our nephew, niece and their
pets employees parents came over to share icecream trees. Delicious.
Okay, so it’s officially December now!
What does it take for you to feel like it’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas…??