Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Festive Guest Posts: I'm a real Scrooge about Christmas. . .until it gets to December by Ali McNamara

I’m a real Scrooge about Christmas…. until it gets to December!

I absolutely detest seeing Christmas cake and mince pies in supermarkets in September, and crackers and Christmas trees in my local garden centre when I’m still wearing flip-flops and a t-shirt. I feel like we’re wishing our lives away by planning something so short, such a long time in advance.

What’s happened to appreciating the joy of autumn, with its ever-changing colours and often warm, sunny weather? Much as I love Santa, I don’t want to see him before I’ve burnt Guy Fawkes!

However, once December does arrive in it’s own good time, I embrace the festive season as much as Buddy-The-Elf, and adore planning the big day. 

Our Christmas tree is always adorned with decorations that we bring out year after year, with many of them having sentimental meaning, like the decorations made by my children when they were small, and the New York ornaments bought on a festive family trip to my favourite city a few years ago.
Nothing makes me happier on a dull December afternoon than switching on the tree lights to brighten up the house, then sitting toastily in front of our open fire looking at our Christmas stockings hanging on the fireplace, while anticipating the promise of a joyful Christmas just around the corner...

Just don’t ask me to begin decking my halls with holly it in September!

Ali x

Ali’s latest book, the third in her Notting Hill series, is called From Notting Hill with Four Weddings…Actually is out now.

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1 comment:

  1. Cynthia Eden,Nora Roberts,Sherrilyn Kenyon,Gena Showlater,etc... :D

    Wonderful post!
    Thanks for sharing and great giveaway :)

    Merry Christmas to you and your family :)