Every December it takes me a while to get into the Christmas spirit.
I always find myself in a bit of a daze wondering where the year went (and what am I going to get everyone?)
The other day I was out and saw this lovely holly in a shop. I just adore holly, which doesn't grow here (although I know for some people in warmer climes it's practically a weed overtaking its environs). It says Christmas to me!
I think it makes a striking addition to my "all white" sideboard display (which looks like it needs some editing right now):
Other than holly and the arrival of the Christmas tree (tomorrow), I slowly get into the spirit of things when my favorite Sirius satellite radio "Pops" channel starts playing "Holiday Pops", a beautifully curated collection of classical and choral Christmas songs.
There is nothing better than hearing the King's College, Cambridge choir singing
Once in Royal David's City (my favorite Christmas song). I get chills up my spine hearing the young boys angelic voice at the beginning:
Happy Christmas beginnings....how does Christmas kick off for you?