?It’s almost Christmas!

Feeling the lump of Humbug stuck in your throat? Feeling like the Grinch is your shadow? STOP! With the help of quotes from popular festive film Elf, I shall remind you of the reasons to look forward to Christmas this year…

?. “We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.”
Not only can you eat sweets from dawn to dusk, but it’s also acceptable to have a drink or two before noon.
Champagne and orange juice at breakfast, Baileys in coffee (for 48-hours Baileys is a legitimate milk substitute), sloe gin to warm you up in the afternoon, and a splash of whisky in hot chocolate before bed. It’s okay, calories don’t count on Christmas.

?. “You have such a pretty face, you should be on a Christmas card”
Christmas bobble sweaters, elf-shoe slippers, green tights, reindeer earrings… Fashion gets festive – never apologise for this.

?.“Sounds like somebody needs to sing a Christmas Carol.”
The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.
Very loud Christmas music is allowed from very early to very late. I suggest getting together a playlist of your favourites – I recommend Baby, It’s Cold Outside, Merry Christmas Everybody and Sleigh Bells. However, to shake it up a bit, find some modern versions of the classics. Slade, KT Tunstall, Zooey Deschanel… So many celebs have taken to Christmas Carols.

?.“We could make ginger bread houses, and eat cookie dough, and go ice skating, and maybe even hold hands…”
Spread the love and thanks for your loved ones! Make sure you tell your friends and family how important they are to you.

?.“I just like to smile, smiling’s my favourite”
Being jolly for no good reason is the essence of Christmas time! There’s a Grinch at every Christmas party… Don’t be that guy.

?.“You smell like beef and cheese, you don’t smell like Santa at all.”
If it’s Christmas time, it has to smell like Christmas time. Christmas-themed scented candles are a real thing (Apple Cider, cinnamon, mulled wine…), which would make a lovely welcome to guests. The smell of apple on mince pie in the oven, and roast turkey on the table are classic Christmas wafts that shouldn’t be neglected.

?.“Elves love to tell stories. I’ll bet you didn’t know that about elves.”
Elf, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, A Christmas Carol, The Polar Express… So many great festive films to watch on Christmas Eve. Love Actually is everyone’s love-hate film, but Christmassy nevertheless.

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