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One festive thing per day throughout December - who fancies it?

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bangbangprettypretty Sun 22-Nov-15 22:17:22

I've had a frankly shitty year and am really looking forward to Christmas.

I thought a non-stressful Christmassy activity a day would be lovely to prepare for December 25.

Anyone fancy joining in?

I'm planning a mix of easy crafts, some carols etc or some festive food and drink to make me feel more festive and less frazzled!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 22-Nov-15 22:22:47

Nice idea fsmile and it eases you into the festive season as well as spreading out the nice bits .

I'll have a think and check back.
Here's to a non-shitty December wine

Glassofwineneeded Sun 22-Nov-15 22:44:11

I'd love to join in! What do you have planned for 1st Dec?

shutupandshop Sun 22-Nov-15 22:57:09

Isn't opening advent calanders enough?grin

Cookingongas Sun 22-Nov-15 23:21:53

Lovely idea. I'm in. Is it okay that at least two of my events will be stirring the alcohol stewing fruits ready for a rather late pudding? grin

bangbangprettypretty Mon 23-Nov-15 20:10:40

Cooking I think that is EXACTLY the kind of peaceful Christmassy thing that fits the bill!

So perhaps December 1 should start on a low-key note -

Festive activity one: five quiet minutes to drink something lovely and listen to your favourite non-overplayed Christmas song.
For me it'll be a mug of hot chocolate, while listening to December Will Be Magic Again by Kate Bush.

OSETmum Mon 23-Nov-15 20:32:08

Only one?! fgrin

Cookingongas Mon 23-Nov-15 22:13:22

1st dec is light a smelly Christmas candle and write our letters to fcsanta

LikeASoulWithoutAMind Mon 23-Nov-15 22:19:31

I do this with the dcs smile It's a lovely tradition I think.

Everydayaschoolday Mon 23-Nov-15 22:34:27

Me, me can I join?! grin Our activity for the 1st December is our North Pole Breakfast, which simply involves a Poundland plastic santa tablecloth, festive plates and cups, their advent calendars on the table, chocolate milk and toasted Tesco christmas tree crumpets with maple syrup smile.

Everydayaschoolday Mon 23-Nov-15 23:04:36

Sorry, in my overexcitement, I think I misunderstood. Is this a one-per-day-thing for the grown-ups rather than children's activities?

Goodbetterbest Tue 24-Nov-15 00:01:43

Ooh I love the excuse for a breakfast! Am so nicking it. My kids are 8 - 14 but I reckon they'd still go for that. Brill, thanks. Advent calendars, Xmas tree eggy bread etc. wonderful!

Star2015 Tue 24-Nov-15 07:03:24

I'd like to join in too please. Had a pretty crap year and getting worse

Just me and my DH we don't have any kids.

Both have an advent calendar so activity could be based around that.

Unfortunately I'm not up to thinking of ideas though, so would love to share steal yours.

Thanks smile

Ragwort Tue 24-Nov-15 07:16:00

We've got one of those pocket advent calendars with a small decoration in each pocket, now that we have a teenager I am thinking of writing a smal note for each day as well as a chocolate - things like 'choose a Christmas film to watch', 'write ten cards', 'wrap presents', 'special breakfast', 'hot chocolate out' etc etc ............. some might have to be chores 'get house ready for guests' grin.

NotQuitePerfect Tue 24-Nov-15 07:30:09

What a lovely thread bangbang - will watch with interest.

I've already located my Christmas CD's (some were gift-with-magazine ones from when DD was a baby - she's nearly 25!) for the car and am putting together I-tunes festive playlist. Will start playing both on 1 December.

Will have a look for advent calendars in town later.

Have a small stash of Christmas scented candles ready to go - Lilyflame & Yankee.

santa smile

tanya1312 Tue 24-Nov-15 08:13:14

We have the elf doing/leaving something each day plus doing advent calendar with activity/toys for the kids xx

NatashaRomanov Tue 24-Nov-15 10:52:30

That sounds like a good idea. Even if it just the Christmas 'chores' of writing cards and wrapping gifts. With a bit of festive music in the background!

A couple of years ago, a group of friends and I did similar, but we uploaded a 'festive photo' to instagram each day. We all used the same hash-tag (unique one that meant something to us, but that a random person would be highly unlikely to choose!), so we could all keep track of each others 'instagram advent'.

NathalieM Tue 24-Nov-15 12:20:37

I'll probably be doing this anyway, but I'll join in the festivities regardless grin

bangbangprettypretty Tue 01-Dec-15 19:20:49

Ok, day one! Super-easy:

Listen to your favourite least-heard festive song while you sit with a nice hot choc/cup of tea/mulled wine!

I've gone for December Will be Magic Again by Kate Bush!

Tomorrow - write some Christmas cards, or buy something for the Christmas cupboard - nuts, chocs, pickled walnuts...

NotQuitePerfect Tue 01-Dec-15 20:05:05

Written 10 x cards.

Put my 'Mum's Christmas CD" on in the car while nipping into town to take advantage of Sainsburys '25% off when you buy 6 bottles offer'. Stocked up on prosecco and feeling a little festive in spite of mild weather fsmile

bangbangprettypretty Tue 01-Dec-15 22:19:39

That sounds gorgeous! I keep feeling a wave of festiveness too, long may it last!

Glassofwineneeded Tue 01-Dec-15 22:45:07

Today I made white chocolate and cranberry cookies. Yum!

shutupandshop Tue 01-Dec-15 22:45:50

I made a gingerbread house in hurricane with littlies. Dd1 and 2 attempted their own. We had xmas music on.

MsMermaid Tue 01-Dec-15 22:49:11

I played Christmas carols with my orchestra. We spent about an hour playing Christmas music. It was fun.

Tomorrow dd2 wants to put up her small tree in her bedroom.

chandeliertinseltwirler Tue 01-Dec-15 23:00:09

Already written all my cards fblush so here's my low key start to advent: I wore my new Christmas themed scarf today fgrin and had lots of lovely comments on it.

I have also baked and decorated gingerbread cupcakes (with spicy ginger buttercream) and mince pie cupcakes (with mixed spice and brandy buttercream) for sharing tomorrow. fsmile

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