It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I used to think that people who put their Christmas decorations up come the first week of December were mad. Stark raving mad. We had a strict up twelve days before, then down twelve days after rule that we stuck to for years. But baubles to that, I just couldn’t wait any longer.

Lucky for me, Mr Mostly is just as Christmas mad. For us it isn’t about That One Big Day, it’s about all the excitement in the run up to Christmas that comes with having a house full of children. I love it. Love love love it!

Christmas tree

So off we went to get our Christmas tree. Every year we end up getting a tree that is far too big for the house so we swore that this year, we would be sensible and go for a nice five foot number. No taller than me and no fatter than Mr Mostly. That was the deal. So of course, we came home with a tree that was taller than Mr Mostly and at least ten times as wide. Christmas is not the time to be sensible it seems.

After a good feed and time to settle, I swear it is at least twice as big as it was. And it’s as wonky as it is huge. But it’s perfect and I love it. It just wouldn’t be Christmas without nearly killing myself rearranging all the furniture in the living room, right? But coming downstairs this morning to the amazing smell of the tree made the broken back well worth it. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Now to decorate the beast……




6 thoughts on “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

  1. TheMadHouse says:

    I feel the same. We used to put the decoration sup on the 21st after my birthday, but now we make it last as long as possible as it is all about advent for us. So the true went up at the weekend. Whoop!


  2. Brenna says:

    I used to be the same way with Christmas decorations, but this year I “needed” to get a tree on December 2!! Something about having the lights and tree sparkling in the night makes everything all better!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!



  3. tea cake and my boy says:

    Couldn’t agree more! I used to be the same and had a strict 12 days before and after rule…but then my boy came along and I’m just giddy with excitement for him for the festive build up period. Now it’s the 1st December for us xx


  4. PhotoPuddle says:

    I caved too and put ours up today. Normally I’d wait another week. I don’t know what it is about this year but everyone seems to be feeling extra festive, including me!


  5. Thinly Spread says:

    Snap! We have 7 trees and we are off to get the real one (the beauty for our sitting room) today! The build up is the best bit…why shorten it?! Thanks for linking to Festive Friday, it’s lovely to have you there!


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