14 moments that make Christmas the best time of the year!

14 moments that make Christmas the best time of the year!
21st December, 206
The weather outside is frightful.. If you didn't sing that line as you read it then there is something really wrong with you! I've been playing this song over and over again past few weeks and I can not wait until the 24th and 25th! Why the 24th? Because that is when my family (from Poland) celebrates Christmas, on the Christmas Eve. The following day we are at my fiance's family, yes I get to celebrate Christmas twice, how cool is that?
1. Wearing the cheapest but most cosy festive socks around the house in December, yet feeling as if you were rocking the sassiest designer shoes! I have an obsession for Christmas patterned socks! Love them!

2. Taking the boxes full of Christmas lights and decorations out of the loft, exclaiming 'Omg I forgot we had this!' when going through them all.. This happens to me every single year, I forget how beautiful and special the little glittery sparkly things were!

3. Sitting down on the sofa or having a quick rest on the bed with a warm cup of tea after a long day of Christmas cooking and baking, enjoying the ginger bread smell all around the house!

4. Re-watching films on TV such as Bridget Jones Diary, Love Actually or Home alone over and over again.. They are on every single year in December but can you ever get bored of them?

5. Decorating the tree, turning off all of the main lights and leaving just the tree ones on. 'What a great job I did!' Isn't it just the most beautiful view in the whole world!
6. That moment after consuming the Christmas dinner and everyone around the table looks like they are about to pass out from over-eating! And you're still ready for seconds!
7. Unwrapping your presents and watching everyone else do it, seeing their reactions is priceless! I love it! Especially when you hit the spot and your loved ones are 100% satisfied with the biggest smiles on their faces!

8. Trying so hard not to eat all of the chocolates out of the advent calendar in one go! The longest I have ever lasted was 4 days! On the 4th day I just couldn't resist and ate them all!

9. Admiring the mess around the room after everyone has finished unwrapping their presents, but yet no one bothered chucking the paper and empty bags or boxes away! It's on your head now!

10. Snacking on the Christmas food on the sly when your mother isn't looking! I snack so much during the day that I am bloated by the actual Christmas dinner, but who can resists mum's Christmas cooking!?

11. Taking photos and capturing moments of your family and loved ones. The best thing about it is that no one is ever camera shy on Christmas day! Everyone looks so joyful and peaceful, and cute in their over-sized ugly Christmas sweaters and festive socks!
12. Watching your cat pulling the Christmas lights and decorations, while making a big mess with the pine needles falling off the tree on to the floor.

13. Christmas songs on the radio and carol singing with your family while waiting for the dinner to be served! Is it me or are the grandads always the loudest ones out of everyone else?

14. Not giving a damn about the millions of calories you will put on over the next few days! Ain't no fat is going to stand in your way to Christmas cheer and a full-belly!
These are just some of the memories that make me look forward to or miss Christmas every year. What are yours?