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On the Twelfth Day of Christmas…

christmas 2007

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And this, my dear friends is the last post in my Twelve Days of Christmas series, otherwise, I suppose it wouldn’t be a Twelve Days series, would it? So get prepared because hopefully this post will get you all festive for the big day…

So, I finally thought that I should get down to some serious Christmas shopping. After my last shift for Christmas I headed off into the treacherous, swarming town. It was a dangerous task and one I was uncertain I would succeed in. Town was busy and as you know I hate a busy town…

I cannot begin to explain how horrible the shops were, they were crawling with people. I thought ‘sod this’, but then I remembered I only have one more day to get this shopping done and that’s Christmas eve, and I already decided I wanted to do absolutely nothing all day Christmas eve. So with this in mind I trunched off into the heart of the shops and grabbed the first things I thought may be appropriate and took them to the tills and scarpered off home.

The feeling of knowing that I don’t have to face these Christmas shopping nightmares is a good feeling, indeed. Now, all I can do is relax and enjoy Christmas, not bad ey?

So all I can do now is wish you all a very merry Christmas and thank you for supporting my Twelve Days series. I leave you with the hope that this Christmas you all remember the real message, that God sent his only Son to earth as a loving gift to save us.

And that has been your final daily fix of Christmas.

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On the Fifth Day of Christmas…

English: Part of the Aegina treasure. Five gol...

Five Gold Rings

Number Five, that’s like golden rings or something isn’t it? Well I’m going to be straight with you, I’m not giving you any golden rings this year anyway, apologies.

So today is my official last day of uni for the term and I’m heading home for the Christmas holiday tomorrow. Woo!¬†With my last seminar done I feel a little lost as to what to do, only to remember the pile of work I’m meant to be tackling this holiday. This realisation slightly ruins the feeling of being free to relax over the holiday. But nothing can dampen my spirits because it’s nearly Christmas and I’m in that Christmas mood, oh yes!

As everyone was starting to leave or preparing to leave I started to get really excited about the whole ‘coming home for Christmas’ thing and couldn’t get that Christmas song, ironically named,…’Coming home for Christmas’ out of my head. The experiences I’ve had in my first term of uni have been great and have shaped me as a human being. I will head home tomorrow hopefully a more cultured person, and if that fails almost certainly slightly unhealthier and lazier.

Going home for the special celebration will not only be nice because I get to see everyone again, but I get to spend time with the people I’m closest to in my life, something Christmas really promotes. Being away at uni means I can’t wait to get back and see my own house’s decorations. The transformation of my house into a festive den is an incredibly exciting thought!

Christmas is a time for being close to the people we love and that has really hit home to me because I’ve been away for a fair amount of time. I can’t wait to get home to my own little space and be with the people I always celebrate Christmas with. Life is a joy, we really should make the most of it!

Well, with that I can safely say that you have just had your daily fix of Christmas.

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On the Third Day of Christmas…

So we arrive at the Third post of my Twelve Days of Christmas. By doing these posts I have realised how short days are which has slightly depressed me as I have a fair bit to do before I can properly relax for Christmas. Anyway, today I will be rambling on about Christmas shopping. The joys! Like marmite I think: some people love it some people hate it.

Christmas shopping for me is a nightmare! I don’t like shopping when town is busy, and therefore Christmas shopping is not an ideal experience. Shops are crawling with people, literally crawling! People are everywhere, you can’t get a good look at what you want to buy because there’s some overweight chap standing right in the way. I go into town with a rough idea of what I need to get and as soon as I get into the shops, you guessed it, they never have want I want. Never. A shop’s sole purpose is to stock what it promotes, if it can’t do that then it has just failed at life!

English: Christmas Shopping, Wigan

Christmas Shopping

So I’m partly to blame for my awful shopping experiences because, yes, don’t start hating, but I am a last minute shopper, mainly because I have to work up the enthusiasm to actually go, but also because I’m horrendously unorganised. Anyway, this year I thought I’d make a break from the usual and go early but not ridiculously early that’s just stupid!

On Monday I went into town with a sense of ¬†dull optimism that I would actually succeed in my task of completing the deathly Christmas shopping. Well to cut a long story short that little bit of optimism was smashed right out of me as I couldn’t find anything I had gone in to buy. Why does my family have to be so hard to shop for?

Christmas shopping is by far the most stressful thing related to Christmas; forget the family, decoration or food preparations it’s the damn shopping that does my nut in! But having said all that these posts are trying to get us all in the Christmas mood and after a bit of thought I realised that actually there is something lovely about the gift of giving. Being able to go out and shop for your friends and family at this wonderful time of year is great. It takes away the self-centred mood we can get into around Christmas and the want, want, want attitude. If anything Christmas shopping, however stressful, reminds us of how fortunate we are in having loved ones and people we can share this special celebration with.

With that I leave you this thought, if you’re finding shopping stressful take a minute to think how lucky you are that people are doing exactly the same thing, because they care for you just as much, as you do for them. Remember Christmas isn’t all about presents, there’s a real message behind the celebration.

This has been your daily fix of Christmas.

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