I love Christmas, I love getting excited for it, I love decorating the flat for Christmas, I love standing outside in the freezing cold pretending to like mulled wine (for 2 sips and then giving it to someone else) that you paid an absolute fortune for (£5.50). I love it, I love browsing the German Market, I love it when it gets snowy, I love Christmas.
However what I do not love about Christmas is the stress to get everyones presents. That part, I hate. Presents are a big deal, but I try to only get presents for family, and close friends, because it just makes it so much easier that way. But there's still the panic, are you going to get someone more than what they got you? If you're disappointed by a present you have to hide it... It's difficult.
To be honest the day I look the most forward to is Christmas Eve. You cannot go wrong with Christmas Eve. It's impossible. The anticipation for the next morning is still there, you spend more time with family and less time with presents or being rushed around cooking a dinner, helping or whatever it is you choose to do with your day.
Christmas Eve is that perfect day where everything is done, you do not need to worry about anything else now, everything is done, you can relax, whatever is going to go wrong the next day cannot be changed now, just relax. It's perfect. I love it.
However this snow at the moment, I am not so fond of to be honest. The snow that has closed my university, the snow that makes walking to work in the morning take twice as long, the snow that has everyone moaning and complaining about it. Let's just get on with it and hope it goes away.