Saturday, 7 July 2018

Christmas in July 2018 day 7 / Noël en juillet 2018 jour 7

CIJ day 7 / jour 7

CIJ day 7 / jour 7

If Christmas is one of your favorite holidays describe why you enjoy it so much.  Are there any parts of the holiday you don’t like?  If you don’t enjoy Christmas the most, how do you think it could be made better?

I think by now everyone knows I love Christmas for several reasons: family, food, feelings, laughter, traditions, the 5 senses (see my previous post on those).

What I don’t like:
·         Grinches
·         Having to go visit everyone in a very condensed time in different  places (far apart!)
·         Last minute errands (gifts, foods)
·         Pressure for perfect Christmas
·         Very cold temperatures! (-30C yuck!)

Could be made better:
·         In my case I think I’d like more tranquil days .
·         Not having the “obligation” to receive.
·         Less store-bought gifts – more handmade and more heartfelt
·         Simple receptions – cozy – less expectations  (ex: a potato bar, soup bar, instead of more traditional)
·         On Christmas day I’d like a pj brunch and a movie day with games.


  1. I like your "could be made better" list - very thoughtful.

    1. I'm thinking it's now out in the 'universe' :) will work towards this

  2. We made a few changes in recent years to make Christmas less crazy - we have a big buffet on Christmas Eve and snack on the leftovers for several days - no pressure to cook big meals when you just want to enjoy your family and whatever movies, books, magazines, and games were under the tree. Christmas Day is pretty much pajama day at our house.