Advent blog – 21st December – Guest Blog by Grace Logan

My ‘Top Three’ lists of all things Christmas related

 

Quality Street

So, my brother did a post a couple of weeks ago about his favourite books and, since it went down so well with my parents, I thought I’d get some time in the limelight. Sorry Joe! As amazing as his blog was, I couldn’t understand why he would want to do something so un-festive so close to Christmas. Well, that might be because I’m the fangirl of Christmas and start celebrating it late August. Oh, that reminds me, let me introduce myself. I’m Grace, the middle Logan child, the 11 year old sister to Joe and Gabriel who, by the way, I’m sure you will come across at some point.

I thought I would spread that bit more festive cheer by doing…well, don’t let me bore you, you read it in the title!

My top three Christmas films

  1. It’s a Wonderful Life

Absolute classic! If you haven’t seen this film then stop what you’re doing and watch it. Actually, stop what you’re doing and watch it after you’ve read this post!

Sadly, as I’m not an old person, it’s not number one (which will probably kill my Dad) but I can’t wait to watch it on Christmas Eve and it is an amazing film!

  1. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Or at least, I think that’s its full name-you know, the live one with Jim Carrey! I have to watch this film every Christmas at least twice. Or maybe thrice! It’s sort of like a rule of mine that I have to follow or…well, I don’t know, why would I want to break it? It includes watching this film!

Dr Seuss The Grinch

  1. Elf

Yes, I’m sure all my family saw this coming, but, how can you not love this film? It’s everything great about Christmas. I’m pretty sure I’ve already watched it about 237 times this year. How do you know I haven’t counted?! Again, it’s sort of tradition to watch this on Christmas Eve when, “10 am tomorrow, Santa’s coming to town!” You’d have to watch it to get that!

 

My top three Christmas songs

  1. Driving Home For Christmas-Chris Rea

This song makes me feel all warm and cozy; like I’m being wrapped in a fuzzy blanket! We would listen to it
in the car on the way to my Nana and Grandad’s house for Christmas. Well, most of us would-Joe would probably have his headphones in listening to some band that he likes.

  1. Merry Christmas Everyone-Shakin’ StevensShakin Stevens

Not to be confused with Merry Christmas Everybody. Completely different song! Although I like pretty much every Christmas song, this one in particular is the one that, every time I listen to it, I know it’s Christmas.

  1. Fairytale of New York-The Pogues ft. Kirsty McColl

This is, by far, the family favourite. It’s the one that everyone is humming in November and is played really loudly throughout December. I know a lot of people haven’t heard of this song and if you’re one of those people, you have no idea what you’re missing out on!

 

My top three Christmas chocolates

  1. Heroes TinHeroes

I always start to crave these as it gets closer to the holidays. But, I never seem to get them someone-naming no names, my parents- don’t think they’re particularly healthy. Chocolate’s healthy, right? I mean, it does come from a plant?

 

  1. Quality Streets

Yes, another one of those chocolate tins but, please, who can say no to a quality street? The only problem is, who eats the blue ones? I always find they’re left to die at the bottom once all the good ones are taken. Those and the pink ones as well. I guess no-one’s fond of the ones that have something slightly healthy about them!

  1. Lindt LindorLindor Chocolates

Mmm… I think I’m drooling just thinking about these. They are the most creamiest, yummiest, smoothest, best chocolates ever! I love finding a box of these stuffed at the bottom of my stocking so I can munch away happily all day. Actually I might have to go and find one now that I’m thinking about them!

 

 

 

 

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