Five Reasons to Adore December

Five Reasons to Adore December

It's the most wonderful time of the year, well it will be soon, this Friday marks the first day of December and I cannot wait. I absolutely adore December and everything about it, from the music to the weather to the Christmas lights and markets. Everything about December just gets my heart going triple time. Part of me wonders if maybe I prefer the month of December to Christmas day because it is just so fun and everyone is so happy, jolly and excited for the big day. Even shopping in December can be made easy if you just try to remember the reason you are willing to queue for 45 minutes to buy your mum the present you know she is desperate for. So here are the 5 best things about December, not including Christmas Day.

Is it just me, or is everyone so much more happy during December? Take away the stress and the angry shoppers who have waited until the last minute and everyone is incredibly happy. My favourite thing about this time of year is just that, the joy and the spreading of joy. I find people are more willing to smile at you on the train or pick up your glove when you drop it and just all over be nicer people than they are all other 11 months of the year. I love to walk into Glasgow and see women and men walking hand-in-hand with their little kids and you can just see the excitement on their faces as they sing along to the Christmas songs playing in the shopping centres. I have nieces and nephews so the children and how excited they are for the big day always makes me so happy and it's so infectious. I probably only feel this way because I'm not a parent yet though, the parents always seem to be more stressed out by their kids' excitement than anything. 

Family is always a big deal for me, I adore my family and spend the majority of my time with them. While most people cannot wait to move out of their parents home I'd happily live in mine forever, I love being surrounded by my nearest and dearest. Christmas time is the time to celebrate your loved ones for me so I just find that having my family around makes me happy, especially when I get to steal shots of my niece's and nephews' Christmas toys because let's be honest I am a big kid and I will definitely be playing Pie Face and Headbandz this year with them. Although we may not always get on and we fight and argue we will always be there for one another and continue to love each other despite any mistakes or problems we make and I just love that. Family means the world to me and December means getting to spend even more time with them. 

Five Reasons to Adore December

I adore buying presents for people, I think I actually enjoy buying for other people more than I do myself. I will walk into Topshop and see a jacket for £70 and think "I can't possibly spend that kind of money all on myself at the one time" but would happily buy my mum a £80 perfume if it was what she had been wanting for Christmas. I just love buying people things they have been wanting and seeing how happy it makes them. I guess it is kind of selfish if you think about it because I purposely buy presents I know people want so their happiness can make me happy, but I don't care, it makes me so happy. I spend the longest time just scouring the internet for what I think people would like and I try to listen intently to whatever they are talking about trying to pick up on things just so I can buy them the perfect gift. 

Is there anything better than the music at Christmas time? I am talking the classics like Wham!'s Last Christmas and The Pogues' Fairytale of New York, in fact, I probably couldn't tell you my favourite Christmas song as it is just too hard to choose. My least favourite is easy though Driving Home for Christmas by Chris Rea because it always seems to come on when I'm in the car and it's just too cliche and cheesy for my brain to take. I just love listening to a good old Christmas playlist on the train, hearing Mariah Carey blast from every store you walk past and again it just makes everyone so happy, except all the Scrooges out there who better just keep their opinions to themselves, I don't care that you think it's "annoying" go away. Everyone knows the lyrics of every Christmas song, they are iconic and you can't help but sing along, it's wonderful. 

The chances of me actually finding things at a German market that I like it very slim, well based on the one we have in Glasgow anyway, it seems to just be filled with food, nuts and cakes, but I still love it. I love walking around it while the Christmas songs blast, I love the little wooden huts and the smell of all the different foods and the atmosphere that comes with them. I also love the fayre rides, we have them in George Square every year and up in Princes Garden and they are so fun and it's become a tradition to go on the big wheel with my friends. It is just so lovely to spend time with people having a holly jolly time in your own city and acting like children despite the fact you're in your early 20s. I adore all the hustle and bustle that comes with Christmas time, oh and the lights, the over-the-top, extravagant decorations from most stores and people alike, I love it, House of Frasers, Debenhams and Princes Square are killing it this year in Glasgow with how beautiful their decorations look. 

So there are some of the reasons I adore this time of year and why I cannot wait for Christmas. There are so many scrooges out there trying to take the fun out of Christmas and I just wanted to spread some of the joy. I adore Christmas time, I am 21 and I don't care, if you're going to tell me I shouldn't be excited then you shouldn't be talking to me. It is totally okay to love Christmas and Christmas time no matter what age you are, never forget that. 

What is your favourite thing about December? How far into Christmas shopping are you? Let me know in the comments below. 

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