My 12 Most Favourite Things About Christmas

Center Parcs have issued another challenge. This time it is to blog about 12 things we love about the festive season. Center Parcs’ Winter Wonderland expert, Nick Oot, inspired me with his description of the amazing decorations used at Center Parcs. I mean, 27,000 kg of artificial snow, 1,500 metres of fairy lights–amazing! I’m American, so you know I love a good decoration.

I also love a good countdown, so these are my 12 most favourite things about Christmas, working its way to the top dog, number one, most favourite thing about the holidays.

12. Elf on the Shelf. This year we had Elfy visit and it was fun as my daughter looked for the elf every morning then giggle when she found him.


11. Parties. The holidays are a great time to meet up with friends and have a night out, especially when you are a Stay-at-Home Mum and you don’t get out very often.

10. Family time. It’s lovely catching up with our extended families, who we don’t see that often.

9. Chocolates, biscuits and cakes. There is no better excuse for eating yummy, naughty things than during the holidays.


8. No school run for two weeks. My daughter needs the rest, and we get to mooch about a bit in the mornings. Plus I don’t have to wake my son up from his afternoon nap to go pick up his big sister.

7. Christmas films. I get to watch new ones, plus share beloved films with my children. 


6. Visiting Father Christmas. My five-year old was more thrilled than before to meet Santa this year.


5. Christmas crackers. We don’t do them in the U.S.A. and I don’t know why because it is so much fun. This year, since we had Christmas in our own house and we pulled crackers at every meal.


4. Twinkly lights. ‘Nuff said.

3. Decorating the house and Christmas tree.

2. Christmas Songs. I love listening and singing along to Christmas songs and now singing the songs with my children.


And drumroll…

1. Watching my children open up their gifts on Christmas morning. Oh, the joy!


This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots 100 December challenge. If I’m chosen, I would like to visit Woburn Forest (opens in Spring 2014).


2 thoughts on “My 12 Most Favourite Things About Christmas

  1. I agree, it’s all about the children. Best part of Christmas. I’d so love to visit Woburn too, wasn’t sure we could pick that one!! It’s near us and going to be fab I’m sure. Good Luck with your entry x

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