I’m Dreaming Of a White Christmas

I’m dreaming of a White Christmas, just like the ones I used to know.

Where tree tops glistened and children listened to hear sleigh bells in the snow.

I love snow. It rarely snows at Christmas time yet it’s something we associate with the holiday. Cards and decorations depict pictures of snow and snowmen. I just think it would be lovely to have a truly white Christmas where we can stay warm and cosy in our new home admiring the glistening white through the patio doors. Of course the littlies would want to go out and play.

There would be time for that, we could build a snowman too. Then afterwards we would come in and get dry and warm and snuggle up in front of Christmas movies. I can’t think of a more lovely way to spend Christmas day.

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, with every Christmas card I write.
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white.

I love the whole build up to Christmas, writing cards, wrapping presents, decorating the tree, singing carols, every moment is special. Then there is seeing the littlies in their school nativity plays and carol concerts. It’s all so wonderful. On Christmas day itself I like to keep things special by playing carols and lighting candles to remember the loved ones that are no longer with us. If I could I’d bring them back for Christmas day, but that’s not possible so a little time remembering them is the best I can do.

It’s the whole run up to Christmas that makes it special. It’s not the gifts you receive on the day, although there is nothing that compares with your little ones faces as they rip the paper off revealing their favourite toy.
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, with every Christmas cake I bake,
May your taste buds be treated with delight
And may all your Christmas cakes be white.

One last thing that makes a perfect Christmas is the food. I love Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, sitting down together, pulling crackers, telling the jokes and wearing the paper hats. I also love baking, I make my own Christmas cake at least eight weeks before Christmas and feed it with brandy every week. I make my own mince pies, gingerbread, shortbread, stollen as well as fudge and chocolate truffles which I give as gifts.
Here is a tasty little cake I made today, lovely soft sponge with an Italian style meringue frosting.

Merry Christmas! This post is my entry into the Tots100/Argos 12 Days of Christmas competition.

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