December 1, 2013

It's December!

Hey hey!

I think December is generally my favorite time of the year, apart from May. Actually, the end of November up until the first week of January has traditionally been my favorite period of the year since forever. For me, it starts with Thanksgiving (America), and then all the Christmas music and decorations up until Christmas Day (during which we always have family time), and then New Year. Do you know that I haven't spent Christmas in Nigeria since 1996?!?!? When people talk about going home, and Christmas in Lagos, I don't know what they're talking about. This is the first year I'll be in Nigeria during this period, so it'll be interesting. I'll miss the 24/7 Christmas music though :( Christian/Inspirational radio stations play Christmas music round the clock starting December 1st, or right after Thanksgiving.

Anyways, it's all good. I can listen to online radio here, so yay me!

Allow me to share my favorite things about Christmas...


  1. It's Jesus' birthday! God loved us so much, that He sent His son! What's not to celebrate?
  2. Christmas movies, especially Love Actually and Home Alone 1! Favorite Christmas movies of ALL TIME!!!
  3. Christmas music, especially Mariah Carey's versions of any carols. My favorite Christmas carols are...

    Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is Youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu


    Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Christmas Eve/Sarajevo


    Fay McKay - Twelve/Drunk Daze of Christmas (LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE - HILARIOUS)


    Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton - Once Upon A Christmas


    Mariah Carey - O Holy Night (Obviously)


    Okay, it's enough, if not I'll post 50 songs!!!
  4. Family time! There's nothing more fun than spending time with family. I love my family sooooooooooo very much!
  5. Santa hats! Every year, we get Santa hats and wear them throughout the day :D


  6. Baileys Hot Chocolate - have you tried hot chocolate with Baileys on a cold Christmas morning?!
  7. Speaking of cold - being by the fireplace!!!! (Chai, I miss Hamrikur o)
  8. CHRISTMAS LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHTS!!!
Okay, these are a few of my favorite things. What are your favorite things about December/Christmas?


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18 comments:

  1. My favorite has got to be 4 & 6. Time with family and Baileys Hot Chocolate... Bliss...hehehe.

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    1. I think I'll do Baileys Chocolate ice cream at Coldstone, as a replacement.

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  2. I'm the opposite. I don't remember what christmas in america is like and i don't like christmas music.

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  3. Over the last few years, Christmas has become a sort of ''cliche'' for me because I'm compelled to spend it with the family which to me is overrated. So I'm not so freaked about it..

    However, I think it's a time to sober reflect about the true
    meaning of the birth of Christ.

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    1. You guys are making me sad with your non-loving-christmas-time :(

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  4. Oh sweeetie I love Love Actually too, it makes me cry every time! I don't like naija christmas so for the past 4 years I disappear to London for xmas (this year is no exception, Mr. Man is already carrying face). My best part of xmas has got to be listening to my nephew and nieces whine about how they simply cannot wait to open their pressies and watching them stalk the christmas tree and shaking their pressies trying to figure out whats in them!

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    1. Let's have a Love Actually Date!!!!!!!!!!!! And yay, to presents!

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  5. I love Christmas time, mostly because its my birthday, Christmas, than new Years within a 2 1/2 week period. I don't really like Christmas music but All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah gets a pass. I wait for this time of year so i can put that one on replay lol.

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    1. Happy Birthday in advance!

      *trying to understand when the world stopped liking Christmas music*

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  6. Aww. Berry's first xmas since 1996, wow! I've never spent xmas outside of Nigeria (well there was this one time and I was really young so I don't quite remember). However, it appears I shall be in "Hamrikur" this xmas... we'll see

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  7. Awww! I've never spent xmas outside of Nigeria (well there was this one time and I was really young so don't remember much)...but appears I shall be in "Hamrikur" this xmas. :(

    Anyway, be sure to let us know how it goes!! Xmas in Naij is tres fun!

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    1. Lol, so we've swapped places this year?! I just hope it's quiet with bursts of fun here and there. I can't take too much all at once.

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  8. For me it has always been easy: break from school, finals are over! Now that I'm outta college and living with my folks again I dread that mass cooking that take place around this time. At least in the US we don't have to kill live chicken.

    Christmas: I can cuddle up in bed and watch my favorite KOREAN dramas. Damn they're FINE!

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    1. LOL @ killing live chicken. It can be very traumatizing!

      Korean dramas. I have to ask where you get these dramas. How did you skip from the regular Indian stuff to Korea?

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  9. Girlllll listen!! I have been playing Christmas music and watching Christmas movies since October!!1 I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee December!! I love chritmas!! I love decorations! I love the egg nog and too much food. I love the smell of baking. cookies! apple crumble! champagne everywhere you go! Mulled wine! Rum cakes! fooooooooooooooood! I love the spirit of thankfulness and happiness in the air. OH GOD I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!

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  10. December this year will even be merrier because you are getting married!

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  11. Love.... Love.... Love..... Love..... Christmas!!!!! Carols, decors, food and family! heaven!

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