This is usually my favourite time of the year. I love the whole Christmas spirit, all the Christmas movies, putting up the tree, going shopping last-minute with all the crazy crowds, wrapping presents and spending time with my family.
However, I wasn’t really feeling it this year and I found that for once in my life, I really wasn’t in the mood for Christmas. I felt so over the whole thing and I just wanted the season to come to an end. Various aspects seemed to be getting messed up and I just felt all wrong, preferring to just stay at home.
Yet when I finally got out of the house and spent time with my family over Christmas Day and Boxing Day, I had a really good time. I felt relaxed, I got jokes, I enjoyed the family atmosphere and I had a lot of fun playing games. To me, this is the main essence of the Christmas season and it is probably why I was able to brighten up on those days.
The novelty of Christmas has slightly started to wear off over the years for me and I find that it has become way too commercialised, but spending that special quality time with my family is something that I will always love. Hopefully I’ll be in better spirits next year…