Whilst some people in the world were celebrating this thing called “Thanksgiving” (I hear it involves a lot of turkey and pie), this Brit was putting up Christmas decorations. To make things even better, the quest to find decorations in the depths of the house led to the discovery of hitherto unknown mountains of tinsel. […]
It’s coming. The decorations are up. My gran has sent German gingerbread spice, which means I have to bake stuff. My mum sent a big box of German chocolate, which means I need superhuman self-control to not eat it all at once.
This week marks the first new snow of the winter for some of us. It was almost as surprising as having holiday decorations preceding the yearly Halloween deck-out at my local grocery store. It seems like winter and the holidays are coming early this year.
I’m about to go get my Christmas tree and decorations out of storage. I’m so excited!
We’ve all seen them: Christmas decorations, ornaments, sweaters, odds and bobs that are so ugly, misplaced, or ill-conceived that you just shake your head in amazement, snap a picture on your cellphone, and then laugh hysterically with your friends about them later.