Blogmas Day 5 – What I Love About Christmas


Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year. The minute it is over I look forward to the next year! There is just something about Christmas that makes everything a little bit better. So yes, I love the festive season, but what do I love the most? Well there is a lot but I am here to tell you a few things!


I always make sure that my hair and makeup are done for Christmas Eve! I also always wear a really cute outfit because it is, after all, a special occasion. It is normally very hot so I usually wear a dress and then just add some heels. I actually did a post on Christmas jumpers yesterday if you are looking for something to wear! Do you normally wear anything special?


Our family generally has a pretty big Christmas Eve feast! We have been known to have 7 different puddings! We also have roast potatoes every year and, in case you don’t know by now, potatoes are my favourite. So the food is definitely a big draw card for me. What do you normally eat?


My love language is gifts! That means you can show me that you love me with gifts BUT it also means that I show people I care about them by giving gifts to them! This means that shopping for presents is honestly one of my favourite things to do!


We normally go to Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve and before that we have Carols inside the church. We go after we have had our Christmas Eve meal and this gets me all prepared and ready for the next day! On the way to and from Mass we even sing Carols in the car in preparation! It really is a lot of fun!


On the first of December I started listening to Christmas music in the car! I mean there might still be 3 weeks until Christmas but I am well into the festive spirit already! I have about 10 different CDs and I alternate between all of them.

So there are some of the things that I love! I could have made a much longer list but I didn’t know if anyone would enjoy reading it πŸ˜‰

What do you love most about about Christmas? Let me know in the comments below!





  1. Primrose
    December 5, 2016 / 12:33

    Love this – you’ve got me so excited for Christmas! Definitely agree – food is always good! X

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      December 5, 2016 / 17:41

      I am so glad about that! It’s the best haha!

  2. December 5, 2016 / 17:34

    I love the food too!! My mom always makes chocolate cream cheese pies during the holidays. But my favorite part is rocking out to Motown Christmas Carols!! The party never stops!

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      December 5, 2016 / 17:41

      Oh my word that sounds absolutely delicious! x

  3. December 5, 2016 / 18:15

    I love Christmas music and movies. In my house, they get saved for the season. So because I have a limited time to watch time, not all year long, I appreciate the music and movies more. Even if I can recite them in my sleep.

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      December 5, 2016 / 19:36

      Ah that is really special! I love that as I am sure they are definitely something to look forward to!

  4. December 5, 2016 / 19:11

    I didn’t know you were doing Blogmas… That’s bad because I feel like I should’ve known, but the good thing is that I have more of your posts to catch up on now πŸ˜€
    I guess my favorite thing is decorating the tree with my mom πŸ™‚

    x Envy

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      December 5, 2016 / 19:36

      I love Blogmas haha! But I don’t think I ever actually said that I was doing it! That is such a lovely thing to do x

  5. December 5, 2016 / 19:11

    Oooh, I love all of these as well! We do our big meal on Christmas Day rather than Christmas Eve, and I make a standing rib roast for my entire family! The best part is that I don’t have to clean up! I try to change into nice clothes before sitting down to eat, but my hair always looks a little crazy after all that cooking in a hot crowded kitchen!


    • Kirsty Hoggons
      December 5, 2016 / 21:12

      I completely understand the hair bit! It is summer here over Christmas and trying to do my hair is horrid as it is just too hot!

  6. December 5, 2016 / 19:12

    7 puddings?! My gosh can I come to yours please?! Sounds amazing! Also totally agree about the gifting, it’s my favourite for the same reasons <3 For me I love opening my stocking and seeing my family's faces when they unwrap my presents and see what I got them – I know that sounds so commercial but I love surprising people! xx

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      December 5, 2016 / 21:13

      YES! Please come! πŸ™‚ It is one of m favourite parts of Christmas! Seeing others faces when they open their gifts is on of my favourite things as well! x

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      December 5, 2016 / 21:13

      They are really good haha!

  7. December 5, 2016 / 19:14

    Food is the best thing about Christmas! We usually have about 7 different puddings too but on Christmas day. It’s good to have options haha

    Emily x

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      December 5, 2016 / 19:35

      haha I am glad to hear that we are not the only ones!

  8. December 5, 2016 / 19:23

    Love this post! I know what you mean by a love of Christmas food but this year is my first Christmas as a vegetarian so it’ll be a different type of Christmas for me ☺️ Xx

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      December 5, 2016 / 19:35

      Ah I have had many a Christmas like that and there is so much amazing vegetarian food that I am sure you will have a great one! πŸ™‚ x

  9. Serena
    December 5, 2016 / 19:25

    I love Christmas food too, especially roast potatoes! I also love spending time with my family on Christmas Day!

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      December 5, 2016 / 21:13

      Potatoes are just the best really!

  10. December 5, 2016 / 19:26

    Christmas food and music are everything!! This has got me even more excited I need a mince pie now aha! xx

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      December 5, 2016 / 21:14

      Ah how could I forget about mince pies?! I need to get some haha!

  11. abbeylouisarose
    December 5, 2016 / 19:35

    Such a wonderful, festive post, Kirsty! Thanks for sharing! I especially love Christmas jumpers as well, I need to buy a new one but haven’t found any I like yet this year! I’m off to check out your xmas jumper post next!

    Abbey ?

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      December 5, 2016 / 21:14

      Thank you! Ah please let me know if you find anything that you like! πŸ™‚ x

  12. December 5, 2016 / 20:04

    I enjoyed reading your list of Christmas favourites! I love Christmas songs and I feel like they help me to get in the festive mood. I also like to go to midnight mass and going for breakfast afterwards. There is something special about drinking hot chocolate and pancakes at 3 in the morning haha πŸ™‚

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes | Giveaway

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      December 5, 2016 / 21:10

      Ah hot chocolate and pancakes sound like something that maybe I should try this year! Thank you for that πŸ˜‰

  13. December 5, 2016 / 20:51

    Food is definitely my favourite! As we e got older the present tradition has faded and we focus on family and food! Love this post, made me feel all christmassy!


    • Kirsty Hoggons
      December 5, 2016 / 21:09

      Ah focusing on family is such a great things as well! πŸ™‚

  14. December 5, 2016 / 21:19

    The food is definitely the best part,i love how you sing carols on the way to mass,so sweet.Its definitely cold in england at Christmas so i wear my Christmas jumper that flashes-so festive,ha!x

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      December 6, 2016 / 12:12

      Ah I would love a Christmas jumper like that haha! I plan on being in England next year for Christmas so I will have to buy a jumper!

  15. December 5, 2016 / 21:38

    I also love shopping for gifts, I find it so much fun! All of my online shopping has started to arrive now…eeeeek!

    I also always attend a Christmas Eve Mass although we normally go to the children’s mass earlier in the evening to see the Nativity scene with all the kids…so cute!

    I thought this was a lovely post πŸ™‚


    • Kirsty Hoggons
      December 6, 2016 / 12:11

      Ah when things start to arrive it is so exciting! Ah I wish that we had a Mass with a nativity scene – that would be adorable! Thank you so much x

  16. December 6, 2016 / 04:57

    Hi Kristy!

    My favorite things about Christmas are the music and all the decorations. I absolutely love twinkle lights and Christmas trees πŸ™‚

    Have a happy holiday season!

    xo Gennifer

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      December 6, 2016 / 12:11

      Hi Gennifer! Twinkle lights make every thing just that little bit more festive! x

  17. Samantha
    December 10, 2016 / 03:23

    Food and gifts are my top favorite things about Christmas!

    S .x

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      December 11, 2016 / 12:02

      Such great things! πŸ™‚

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      December 22, 2016 / 10:38

      That is so true! πŸ™‚

  18. December 22, 2016 / 15:59

    I love Christmas too! The holidays are definitely my favorite time of year. I love all the festivity, joyfullness, and family time. I’m from NYC so it’s usually cold on Christmas but I too love to get my hair and nails down and pick out a cute Christmas outfit. We usually cook our big meal for Christmas Day, and I’m looking forward to that food right now.

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      December 22, 2016 / 21:38

      Ah I also love getting dressed up and doing my makeup over Christmas. Hopefully it isn’t too hot this year to look cute haha! x

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