It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – Winter To-Do List..

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the countdown has begun – my favourite time of the year is nearly here! It’s totally acceptable to binge watch Arthur Christmas and The Grinch now, right?! While lots of my friends and family completely disagree with me and hate the entire month as a result, I really do love the entire season and everything about it..

And so, ‘Welcome to Blogmas!’ I cannot tell you how far in advance these posts have been planned, but my festive header is in place, my spreadsheet of posts has been created and pinned to my wall, and I am struggling to contain my excitement. I originally planned to post every day, but have since decided that I would rather post content that I love more regularly, than force myself to post content that I am not happy with every day! As a little run down, this month is going to be filled with my favourite things about the season including movies and music, ideas for the festive season, as well as my own wish list for the day itself..

I have decided to begin this month with my ‘Winter To-Do List’! Up first is ‘Visit Winter Wonderland‘..

I briefly visited Winter Wonderland last year, and I am determined to revisit this year – it’s just the epitome of the festive season, and I love the sense of happiness that surrounds the entire event. I’ve seen hundreds of images already this year of Winter Wonderland on Instagram, and I am constantly showing my boyfriend pictures in the hope that he’ll take the hint! There are so many cute, little market stalls, selling all sorts of festive goodies and winter warmers, as well as fair rides and food stalls, and bars, and all that is great – if you haven’t had a little look through the hashtag on any form of social media, I would definitely recommend it! We haven’t even set a date to go yet, but I already cannot contain my excitement..

I really, really, really want to try and ‘Bake Gingerbread Men’! I am ridiculously bad at baking, and I often struggle to successfully bake ‘in the box’ cakes or cookies – if anyone has any tips, they would be gratefully welcomed – but I am determined to at least have a go, with some shop bought ones as a back up! Regardless of my awful baking skills, I love decorating and I’ll just smother the biscuits with icing if they turn out ridiculously bad..

Christmas without a ‘Festive Movie Night’ is just, not possible?! A night full of oversized hot chocolates, and gigantic tubs of sweets, and popcorn, and all the comfort food in the entire world – oh, and Elf! Admittedly, I have been watching Christmas movies since late September, but I can almost guarantee that I will watch Love Actually a good twelve times before the ‘big day’ itself..

My most difficult task this month will be convincing my family to ‘Put Up The Christmas Tree’! I genuinely live in a family of Scrooges, and I have been battling to be allowed to even have a tree for months, which has broke my heart a little as I’ve seen more and more pictures of people’s trees go up since November.. I will not give in though, and we will put a tree up, and I will succeed!

As much as we don’t have ‘much’ planned this month, I love all that is festive and I’m super excited! I just pray that this month doesn’t fly by quite as quickly as the last..

What’re your plans for this month, and are you visiting anywhere special? 

  • Leslie

    I love a good holiday movie night! Always is a blast! I’m so glad you got to convince them to put up a tree! Hope you have a blast decorating it!

  • Hopefully you can pop your tree up soon! I really am hoping to go to Winter Wonderland this year as I’ve never been before x

    Lily | Covet Luxe

  • I’m so excited to see more of your Christmas posts! Also loving the photo, so cute. I don’t have much plans this month, I’m feeling a very chilled out Christmas this year x


  • The Sunday Mode

    I’m so up for having a festive movie night and I’ve never tried to bake gingerbread or gingerbread before either actually!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  • Looking forward to reading your posts this month! I am planning on visiting Winter Wonderland on Wednesday, it has become a Christmas tradition haha! On Thursday I am heading to Disneyland Paris, I haven’t been since I was really young, really excited to see it at Christmas!

    Hayley | hayleyxmartin

  • I’ve never made ginger bread men or a house I would love to do that one day! Also I’ll be working lots the Christmas which is okay because I work at the London Dungeons so it’s real exciting but I hope that I’ll get the chance to go winter wonderland as I’ve never been and I live in London!xx

  • We don’t have anything like Winter Wonderland (at least near me) but I do love visiting Christmas markets etc! I can’t wait to have a festive movie night as well 🙂 I need to pick up a few films before that though, I mean, we don’t even have Elf on DVD!!! Xx

    Anu | Based On blog | Bloglovin

  • Chessie ✨

    Yaay, I love Christmas! I’d love to visit WInter Wonderland but it’s always so busy plus miles away from where I live 😞 Maybe one day though! I love festive movie nights, Elf is one of my faves!x

    Francesca |

  • Alice Swain

    I don’t have any solid Christmas plans yet other than a snuggly Christmas film night with my other half at some point (much like your night) 🙂 I’m hoping to visit the german Christmas market and have a sausage and a hot chocolate as a treat off of my GF and DF diet – yum! I went to winter wonderland a few years back and found it too busy to hack, it just made me so on edge!! Excited to read some more of your Christmassy posts 🙂
    Alice Xx

  • Oh you must get a tree!!! We’re getting ours this week and really looking forward to decorating it. And it’s a big YES to Love Actually, Liam Neeson is just 🤗 Good luck with the gingerbread baking, I’m sure they’ll be yummy! X

    Lisa |

  • emily isobelle jane

    I LOVE winter wonderland! I need to go this year too! I really hope it doesnt fly by either, this time of year always seems to fly by I’ve already lost autumn and I want to soak up as much of christmas as I can! Looking forward to your festive posts lovely <3


  • Jude Rivers

    Love this, I’m trying Blogmas too!! I’ve got a gingerbread recipe coming up at some point too! xx

  • This is so exciting! Good luck with blogmas, I cant imagine posting every day for a month, sounds super hard! 💕

  • Glass of Class

    Winter Wonderland is amazing! I already went this year and had so much fun. Definitely go! I might wait with making gingerbread man until I go back home in two weeks, my mum has much bigger kitchen than I do haha I’ve been watching Christmas movies since December started and no one can tell me not to do it anymore because it’s December so it’s Christmas now!

    Julia xx

  • Ellie’s Bits of Beauty

    What a fab to do list! I’ve never been to Winter Wonderland I would love to go it always looks magical, and a festive movie night is definitely on my to-do list too! Fab post

    Ellie x