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  1. I can definitely relate to this. Christmas is definitely a very different experience when you’re older but, like you say, it is still appealing for different reasons! I much prefer being around my nieces at Christmas, as they’re only young and still believe in Santa so everything is really exciting which is contagious!

    • I agree. It’s a very different experience and much more about others than myself.

      I think the turning point is when you have to work on a Christmas day. That changes ideas and perceptions.

      Oh, I should mention my last six Christmas days have been spent on Buddhist countries and the experience is, of course, different.

      Still, play some Christmas classics and I get in the mood.

      • You’re right, of course if you work on Christmas day or are in a different culture, then the experience is very different. Some Christmas songs will always help though!

  2. Great post and I completely agree with the sentiments of it. I’m in my mid-30s so Christmas hasn’t been about Father Christmas for a long time now! I always appreciate spending time with my family during the festive season. Presents wise, I love to spoil my parents as sort of a thank you for all the years that they spoilt me. And I also have 2 nephews to buy for. But despite this, it’s the spending time together that I appreciate more than anything โค


    • I feel the same. I take pleasure in buying presents for other people now rather than receiving them. Even it’s just a small token to say thank you for everything. Spending time together is the most important part though x

  3. I can definitely relate to this post! Christmas for me is more about catching up with old friends, seeing family, especially my little cousins because they love the festive season and relaxing. I feel like itโ€™s the one time of the year where you can properly relax and forget about the bad things that have happened throughout the year and celebrate achievements and reminisce over the good memories that have passed

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  4. I totally agree with you on this one! As Iโ€™ve got older I do still like to wake up early but 7.30am is fine rather than the 6am get ups when I was a child. Christmas is still my favourite time of year but itโ€™s definitely because of the time we get to spend with family and the magical feeling of the season! Although saying that I canโ€™t wait to have my own children just to see their excitement on Christmas morning!

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  5. For me, Christmas is all about having time off work to spend it with your family, and of course eat lots of delicious food! But I too am feeling less excited about it as I get older so I try my best not to let it get to me

    • The food is good! I think you can still look forward to it without being over the top excited. This year I’ve looked forward to Christmas but in a calmer way X

  6. I can definitely relate – my attitudes changed a lot after my parents got divorced but lots of people don’t understand that Christmas isn’t full of the fun family memories for me the same way it might be for others. Always okay to not enjoy something as much as we’re ‘meant to’

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