Maybe Scrooge had a point?

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Try as I might (and I have!) I just can’t get into the Christmas spirit this year. I’ve done everything:

Looked at Christmas lights (see photo above- wowza).

Played Mariah Carey’s All I want for Christmas is You a few times on YouTube.

Watched Home Alone 1 and Four Christmases (the latter is a truly heinous movie).

Decorated the house:

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Been to five Christmas parties/dinners.

Indulged in some festive and fattening baking:

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(Pavlova)

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(Sticky date pudding)

AND

Listened to Michael Buble’s Christmas album.

I’m now at a loss as to what I should try next. None of the above have given me that twinkly Yuletide feeling which could be because:

a) I had a Winter/Christmas themed birthday party in August and am possibly suffering festive season fatigue

b) I weighed myself after three Christmas parties on the weekend and it was truly depressing

c) trying to buy decent Christmas presents in regional Australia is a frustrating and pointless exercise (the local CD store didn’t stock The Rolling Stones?! Rage!)

or

d) I am on the other side of the country from my family and it won’t feel like Christmas until I am with them.

I’m hoping it’s d) otherwise I have prematurely morphed into the Grinch. And I’m pretty sure I can’t rely on a trio of ghosts to visit me overnight to teach me the real meaning of Christmas. Humbug.

What do you do to get into the Christmas spirit? Help me!

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4 Responses to Maybe Scrooge had a point?

  1. Hannah says:

    I’m hearing you! At least you have some Christmassy things around you. I’ve been so focused on wedding stuff that I’ve hardly thought about Christmas. We don’t even own a tree! But I’m hoping once I arrive home on Christmas Eve and see Mum and Dad’s tree all set up and looking lovely it will finally feel like it should!

  2. Sandy says:

    Aussie christmas carols?

    Drivin’ through the bush
    In a rusty Holden ute,
    Something something something,
    Esky in the boot.

    Kelpie by my side,
    Singing christmas songs,
    It’s christmas-time and I am in
    my singlet, shorts and thongs…

    (Not clear if it’s the kelpie singing christmas songs…)

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