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schmeegle Sun 09-Nov-14 12:34:57


(waves from Ireland)

Felt compelled to sign up today having just discovered this beautiful little enclave of christmas delight this week smile

I adore Christmas but am definitely lacking in the creative department so thank you all for your wonderful tips and ideas on how to create wonderful lifelong memories for my family.


HolgerDanske Sun 09-Nov-14 12:41:14


I love love love the Christmas topic here, it's full of so much light and goodness and magic. If ever I'm sad or overwhelmed I read a few of the Christmas traditions threads and it's not long before peace is restored.

Anyone else have christmas songs that they find comforting? I love all kinds of music related to Christmas - carols, hymns, pop songs, etc - but if ever I am desperately sad (at any time of year, not just in the lead-up to Christmas) I listen to Silver Bells. There is something about that song that says everything is ok in the world.

(Sorry if I'm de-railing)

everydayaschoolday Sun 09-Nov-14 12:41:28

Welcome Schmeegle! We're here all year round! cake brew

elQuintoConyo Sun 09-Nov-14 12:46:01

Hi Schmeegle stick around - MN isn't just for Christmas, but for life wink grin

HolgerDanske Sun 09-Nov-14 12:49:43

Oh yes, welcome blush

There will be lots of other good reasons to stick around.

schmeegle Sun 09-Nov-14 13:09:08

I'm sure I will!

Re music, Fairytale of New York makes me well up pretty much every time I hear it. You can't beat Mariah and 'All I Want for Christmas' for dancing around the kitchen with the kids!

I'm off to Google Silver Bells. .....

schmeegle Sun 09-Nov-14 13:11:21

I'm back, of course Silver Bells! It's a gorgeous song.

HolgerDanske Sun 09-Nov-14 13:43:28

Fairytale of New York is my favourite sad Christmas song. It's just so utterly tragic and romantic in that heartbreaking way.

And All I want for Christmas is my most favourite song for feeling happy and full of Christmas cheer - you're exactly right, you just can't keep from dancing around and feeling happy to be alive. A brilliant song.

I also love Bing Crosby and David Bowie's Little Drummer boy. The background theme of the old giving way to the new and the inevitable circle of life, plus the fact that Bing died only a few weeks later. Never mind the message of the song itself. Very special.

There are so many special songs I could mention.

Christmas Eve and Carols from King's...

The old Danish hymns we used to sing whilst dancing around our Christmas tree, led by my grandfather holding his battered hymn book...

But Silver Bells, I don't know why exactly but it's just perfect.

BrieAndChilli Sun 09-Nov-14 13:45:06

I bloody love christmas. Kids are just at te right age to really get Christmas and still believe in the magic of it. I go completely over the top and have christmas notebooks etc am going to splash out on a Christmas organiser in January if they are on sale. I love Xmas food and Xmas music and shopping with all the lights and the crisp December air , baileys hot choc, watching cheesy made for TV Christmas movies, staying up til 3 am wrapping presents, making Christmas goodies to eat, I even love Turkey and Brussel sprouts!!!!
Actually thinking about it I am a christmasholic and probably need to find a rehab group!!!!!

HolgerDanske Sun 09-Nov-14 13:49:46

Heheheh I'm part of a holiday group on another forum and I recently started a post with the admission that my name is X and I'm a Christmas-aholic grin

But I think it's a vice we can legitimately indulge smile

My favourite Christmas song is Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas sung by Judy Garland. I live 5,000 miles away from my mum so the line "Someday soon, we all will be together...if the fates allow" always gets me as due to her health and our finances we've spent several Christmases apart. Thank goodness for Skype!

I love Christmas!

Welcome, schmeegle. fsmile

ZeViteVitchofCwismas Sun 09-Nov-14 14:19:40

I have to say I think I am the only poster who is not keen on carols from Kings, I tried them last year and found them depressing!

Too slow and flat..and joyless....

I prefer motown xmas songs and more upbeat stuff...

TiredNow Sun 09-Nov-14 14:51:17

Welcome schmeegle! Come join us on the christmas bargain thread, full of fetive joy there and we'll make you buy things you didn't even know you needed!

HolgerDanske Sun 09-Nov-14 14:58:06

I'm resolutely avoiding that thread grin

schmeegle Sun 09-Nov-14 15:46:08

Thanks for the invitation TiredNow but I'm with HolgerDanske on this one grin. My shopping is all done, if I go there now I'll end up bankrupt ; I'll be all over it like a rash next year though!

BrieAndChilli Sun 09-Nov-14 18:45:04

I think DH has finally caught my festive fever as normally he won't hear mention of the C word until dec 1st at the earliest and buys his presents Xmas eve but he went out on his own today to get some presents for the kids!

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