I already have my Christmas Tree up, which is a festive feat in itself given I normally manage it by the 20th.
I’ve got my Christmas baking on the go - trying to perfect my Mince pie filling before going mental on the baking.
Not even started. Going to be a very “what can fit through the letter box” type christmas I think.
But! On the plus side, I have got an excellent winter full of Movies to get watching.
Last night I watched the traditional “transitionary” film between Autumn and Winter - The Nightmare before Christmas, of course - and today marks the start of daily festive films in the lead up to Arthur Christmas on the 24th, and of course Die Hard on the 25th.
I was going to treat myself to a HomePod mini this Christmas. Delivery dates slipped. Ordered myself a new houseplant instead for the empty corner of the living room.
I’ve never really done Christmas decorations. Too much a hassle for me, and those cheap fairy lights that interfere with the wifi connection are too annoying. If i do any decorations, I’ll decorate my house plants instead.
As for Christmas gifts, there’s only one child that remains in our semi-extended family at this points, because none from my generation have had kids, yet. They’re 7 and are into robots this year. Bought them a Sphero as a fun STEM educational toy.
My mum loves elephants, but has every elephant gift you could possibly imagine. After hours of research, I’ve decided to adopt Bondeni for her. Not a physical gift, but something I’m hoping will be appreciated more.
As much as I’d love to personally follow Martin Lewis’s Christmas mantra, my siblings ironically brand me as Satan for even considering it, so I’ve bought them all something fairly cheap.
So Christmas was all done and dusted for me back in November! It’s destroying everyone at Monopoly that makes the day matter to me to me.