It’s December | Blogmas #1

December 2018

Welcome to my first ever Blogmas!! I started blogging back in February this year and I have loved every minute of my journey so far in the blogging world. So I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon and do my very own Blogmas, because who doesn’t love December and the Christmas festivities!!

So throughout the month of December in the lead up to Christmas day each post will be CHRISTMAS or WINTER themed. This will cover anything from Festive Films to Christmas Baking and also include a couple of days out that I have planned to celebrate the Christmas season.

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Blogmas #1

I thought I’d share with you all what I love most about December, I am sure some of the things I will talk about you love as well. But I’d also love to hear about the things you love about December.

8 Things I Love about December

  1. I love nothing more than being able to sit indoors in front of our log burner, feeling the warmth of the fire and getting all cosy.
  2. Being able to plan festive events, such as Christmas Markets and trips out.
  3. Going for winter walks in the New Forest, stopping off for a cider or hot chocolate in a country pub and wearing hats and scarves.
  4. Planning Christmas meals with friends, people I haven’t managed to see much throughout the year but spending time with them throughout the festive season.
  5. Going Christmas shopping, I love shopping for Christmas gifts for loved ones and friends. I love being able to share some happiness on their faces on Christmas day when they open their presents.
  6. Winter baking is a good way to spend a rainy day, baking a chocolate brownie or Christmas cookies. Then devouring them all 🙂
  7. Watch Christmas films, old and new. I enjoy watching old favourites such as; Miracle on 34th Street, Love Actually, The Grinch and many more… What’s your favourite seasonal movie?
  8. I enjoy planning holidays and getaways in December for the next year, giving myself something to look forward and a bit of sun to think about.

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The list could go on… but I don’t want to bore you all with the millions of things that I love about December. What are you favourite things to do in December? See family/friends or head off on a sunny holiday? I’d love to hear all about them.

I hope you enjoyed my Blogmas #1 post for 2018 and that you continue to enjoy reading all my Blogmas themed posts. However, if you would like to take part in one of my blogmas posts, please drop me an email and I’d love to hear from you.









  1. December 1, 2018 / 9:02 am

    I love December and I love this post! I definitely agree with you that sitting in front of the fire and being all cosy is the best thing ever.

    My favourite Christmas film is The Grinch, but I also love It’s a Wonderful Life and of course it makes me cry every time!?

    Soph x

    • lifeofemmax
      December 1, 2018 / 12:15 pm

      Soph! Thank you 🙂 I love this time of year as well. I love sitting in front of the fire. Stay tuned you may see a little post all about festive films!

      Emma x

  2. December 1, 2018 / 9:09 am

    Great post! I love this time of year too, and I can’t wait to see what Blogmas brings!
    I’m looking forward to reading all the posts people are planning! It’s going to be a busy month, but how can it not be fun 😀

    • lifeofemmax
      December 1, 2018 / 12:14 pm

      I love this time of year so though why not get involved with Blogmas 🙂 I hope you enjoy reading my posts.

      Emma x

  3. December 1, 2018 / 10:11 am

    Aaawww, your post is making me feel warmer. I love these things too during Christmas. 🙂 Well, except for number #1 coz we don’t really have log burners or fireplaces here in the Philippines.. And we don’t have winter. )

    • lifeofemmax
      December 1, 2018 / 12:13 pm

      Thank you! I’d love to spend Christmas in a hot country… but not it’ll feel Christmassy? If that makes sense.

      Emma x

      • December 1, 2018 / 4:45 pm

        Hi Emma… And i would love to spend Christmas somewhere with snow. 🙂 🙂 🙂 And yeah that totally make sense to me.

  4. December 1, 2018 / 11:37 am

    Lovely post Emma and it is so exciting you are doing Blogmas! This is such a great list, I love Christmas Markets too (I went to the Winchester one last night and it was so nice). I can’t wait to watch some more Christmas films soon, I watched Nativity last weekend and it was such a sweet film. Hot chocolate in a cosy country pub sounds dreamy. Thanks for sharing and enjoy Blogmas! <3 xx

    Bexa |

    • lifeofemmax
      December 1, 2018 / 12:13 pm

      Thank you Bex! I went to winchester last weekend… watch out there may be a post on it! You definitely cannot beat a hot chocolate and movie night!

      Emma x

  5. December 1, 2018 / 1:39 pm

    I completely agree! It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

  6. aimsysantics
    December 1, 2018 / 2:00 pm

    Good luck with Blogmas!
    I love Christmas, so December is always a busy and exciting month. I think my list would more or less mirror yours. I can’t wait to watch a tonne of Christmas films, and looking forward to the Christmas Chronicles that has just come onto Netflix! Although I need to watch National Lampoons before the big day…I love that one ?

    Looking forward to the rest of your blogmas posts!

    Aimsy xoxo

  7. December 1, 2018 / 2:23 pm

    A wonderful list! Makes me feel cozy!

  8. December 1, 2018 / 4:30 pm

    I love this post Emma, you write so well! I’m glad you’re taking part in Blogmas this year, it’s so exciting! I love Christmas shopping and eating all the festive food at this time of year! Xxx

  9. December 1, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    Emma just reading the words ‘winter baking’ made me so excited for a Christmas baking day! Can’t wait too see what else you’ve got planned for blogmas! ?? XO

  10. December 1, 2018 / 7:46 pm

    Definitely feeling the festive vibes from this post, there’s nothing better than X-mas shopping and watching festive films! And the idea of sitting in front of a log burner, with a hot coco and a good book, sounds bliss!!!

    Charlene McElhinney

  11. December 1, 2018 / 7:56 pm

    Christmas baking & holiday movies are my favorite! I’m such a sucker for the cheesy, holiday romance movies!

  12. Geraldine
    December 1, 2018 / 11:15 pm

    I love the baking and planning for meals and shopping! Staying at home and snuggling under a warm blanket watching movies is also another reason why I love December!

  13. December 2, 2018 / 8:28 am

    This post made me feel so cosy and excited for December! Planning Christmas meals with friends is one of my favourite things too ahh, and baking, and I wish I had a fireplace here!

  14. Chloe Brazier
    December 2, 2018 / 10:30 am

    I loved reading this post, it has made me so excited for it December! Can’t wait to read the rest of blogmas x


  15. December 2, 2018 / 1:16 pm

    I love spending time with family and friends since most people have some time off over Christmas so it is easier to make plans that everyone can stick to. Good luck with Blogmas! xx

  16. Amy Harris
    December 2, 2018 / 9:45 pm

    I love a walk and then a stop at the local pub as well ? it’s so nice stopping off for a mulled wine or hot chocolate! I’ve already watched so many Christmas films, I can’t wait to watch more!

    Amy Harris xx |

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