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11 things we’re looking forward to this Christmas that we missed last year

We all missed out on our usual traditional festive fun last year but here are 11 things we’re looking forward to this Christmas 2021.

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Chrstmas Tree

We may have missed our usual festive fun last year but in true Del Boy style we all said “This time next year…” Well, 2021 is here and we’ve picked 11 thing’s we’re looking forward to this festive period.

Last year, we all missed out on some serious Christmas celebrations, from novelty-jumper party’s, the taste of mulled wine at Christmas markets to shouting “He’s Behind you” at Panto’s however as restrictions start to ease we’re super excited to see if we can get back to some normality and take part in all the things we weren’t able to do last year.

Christmas Markets – Nothing quite says IT’S CHRISTMAS!! than the sight and smells of a festive market. From warm mulled wine, unique presents and of course the food, fingers are crossed that the markets will be able to go ahead.

Pantos – Although a few were held virtually online, we can’t wait to watch the traditional shows from inside a theatre, because let’s face it, we want to scream “Oh Yes He Is!” directly to the villain so they can hear and see us.

Christmas market with lights
A fun Christmas market

Office Parties – Now, we wouldn’t be surprised if some were thankful for not having the next-day regret of an office party, but we still would have loved to celebrate with our colleagues the start of the festive celebrations with a glass of champagne and a mini buffet, plus, we’re going to be honest, we also want to see the boss get up and do some Christmas-Oke!

Carol Singing – Hearing the sounds of caroler’s singing as you shop for family and friends is heartwarming. Churches and hall’s filled with people all dressed to the nine’s to sing along with a choir is one way to mark the season.

High Street Christmas shopping – The hustle and bustle of a busy town and city can be somewhat annoying during the festive period however we simply can’t wait for this to begin and be in the midst of it all. The magic in the air as shoppers hurry to find gifts, chat to friends and run late for events is what makes the month.

High street shoppers
High street shoppers

Light Switch on’s – Whether it is on a local scale or visiting a larger city, the big switch on’s are something we look forward to each year. From celebrity guests to local stars, fingers are crossed we can gather this year and watch the magic happen.

Christmas Eve Drinks – Enjoying a couple of Christmas Eve drinks with loved ones before Santa gets on his way is a popular tradition, hopefully, this year we’ll be able to do this in a pub or restaurant instead of hunkering down in the house.

Visit’s to Santa – Children love seeing Santa and his grotto, it adds that extra bit of magic to an already excitable time of the year. With companies hosting many online Santa Claus home visits it should be even easier to call in and see the man himself this 2021.

Santa keeping a watch on us
Santa Claus

Watching Christmas films with friends and family – Snuggling up on the sofa, hot chocolate in hand with friends round is a must! The debate on which festive film (The Grinch obvs!) to watch and who’s getting up to put the pizza on all add to the spirit of Christmas.

Christmas dinner with ALL the family – Something we dearly missed last year was having the whole family (yes even that annoying relative!) around the dinner table. Pulling crackers, telling jokes and dare we say it, touching the same serving spoon is top of our list of priorities this year.

Christmas dinner table with cracker
Christmas dinner table with cracker

Family Walks – A cold winters morning walk on Christmas & Boxing Day with the extended family is refreshing and fun. Bumping into neighbours and wishing merry Christmas whilst asking children what Santa brought without the fear of breaking social rules will be a real crowd-pleaser.

Our list of things we’re looking forward to this Christmas could go on and on, so fingers (and toes) crossed that this Xmas we’ll be back to better normality.