My 10 reasons Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year!

I Just Love Christmas.. but why?

Christmas is hands down the best part of the entire year, even better than birthdays. And it’s not just amazing because of presents, but because most of us are guaranteed some form of time off, there is no consideration given to healthy eating, and suddenly it becomes acceptable to start drinking at 1pm on a Wednesday afternoon. Plus no one judges you for sitting around in your pyjamas all day and watching Christmas movies from the 90s.

1. The mood
Have you noticed how everyone is just so much happier? It could be due to the endless supply of mince pies in the office, the fact that everyone is slowly winding down, or the promise of an open bar at the annual Christmas party. But it’s probably due to all of the Christmas magic.

2. Food!
Not only can you stop caring about calorie counting, but you can also stop caring about how much you spend on your food shop. Why? Because it’s Christmas and of course you can spend £10 on a mountain of profiteroles. In fact, it would be rude not to.

3. Christmas menus
Yes you love your regular coffee fix, and it is the highlight of your morning, but what’s even better is getting your coffee fix from the special limited edition festive menu. Suddenly everything becomes extra tasty due to the addition of cinnamon, gingerbread and salted caramel to everything.

4. Booze!
Thanks to Christmas it now becomes acceptable to knock back a few sherries with your nan at 1pm on a Sunday afternoon while sitting in your pyjamas and watching a Doctor Who Christmas special. In fact, you enjoy it so much you contemplate quitting your job, moving in with your nan and turning this into a full time thing.

5. Potential snow
Part of the fun of Christmas is engaging in long, complex discussions with anyone and everyone about the possibility of it being a white Christmas. It most likely won’t happen, but by the end of December you’ve learnt a LOT about cloud formations and arctic winds.

Yes it’s materialistic, but who cares? Part of the fun of Christmas is running down on Christmas morning and discovering the little pile of presents waiting for you under the tree. And then spending all of Christmas Day fiddling around with them. Bonus points if you get that jigsaw you were after.

7. Movies
After being silently judged all year for spending all your evenings and weekends bingewatching shows on Netflix, it’s now the time for your bingewatching lifestyle to actually be appreciated. Christmas is the best time to binge on all of the amazing movies that will be on TV. You’ve already circled in the TV guide when Elf and Home Alone will be on you and have your blanky at the ready.

8. Decorating
It’s not really Christmas until the tree goes up, and this is hands down the most magical yet strangely stressful task of the whole month. It’s all worth it when you switch the lights on and see the festive glow fill the room. Until that one bulb pops, they all go out and the whole thing is ruined.

9. Music
Which other time of year can you blast out Michael Bublé and Mariah Carey without being judged? Exactly. Christmas gives you the chance to sing to your heart’s content about all the wonders of Christmas and no one will bat an eyelid.

10. Christmas markets
The acceptable way to stuff your face with hot dogs and get drunk on mulled wine, while buying chocolate-coated nuts for the family. Perfect.

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