merry boxing day

Posted: 12/26/2004 in daily life
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I dropped the ball with regard to my Christmas Day post. Gifts, meringue making and socialising got in the way of blogging. So here are some of my favorite things about the yule tide period, in no particular order:

  1. Excessive use of fairy lights and all things that twinkle
  2. Stunted oranges (not chocolate but clemintines, satsumas, etc)
  3. Mince Pies
  4. Wrapping presents whilst watching While You Were Sleeping (one of my favorite Christmas films)
  5. Christmas trees – something very pagan (or should I say German) about having an evergreen along side your DVD collection
  6. The coming of Leah – I love that Christmas co-insides with me (and Alex) making it all the more special
  7. I will never be too old for chocolate money and all things associated with Santa Socks
  8. In the UK Christmas television specials dominate, not so over here where festive episodes air at the start of December – allowing us to catch up on DVDs, Radio 4 specials and games
  9. Panicked shoppers emanating merriment and mirth as they push you out of the way on busy streets
  10. Skewed gender roles (men in frocks and principle boys who are girls) in the British tradition that is pantomimes
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