Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Christmas Spirit

A 'Christmas artwork' by yours truly


1. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) - The Chipmunks
2. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
3. Monster's Holiday - Bobby Boris Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers
4. Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
5. Let It Snow - Frank Sinatra
6. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Judy Garland

Download the playlist here: http://www.mediafire.com/?5kx73ofgw03zo

Above is a playlist for you to get in the Christmas Spirit! I most certainly am. Loud family, food, singing along to the radio, hellish shopping centres, Christmas activities, buying gifts. I love buying gifts especially, I find it really enjoyable. When I was little my Dad would always be too busy with work and have to do his Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve and my sisters and I would go with him to the *big* shopping centre or even to the *big smoke*. I specifically remember one year where Dad asked me to pick out a lipstick for Mum and I would have been about 6. The one I chose was a really dark almost gothic red that I thought she'd like... We'd wait politely behind Dad at the perfume counters, shadow him through the crowds, sales assistants would comment on either a) How quiet and good I was being or b) My hair colour. 

Although an anxious child, looking back I kind of enjoyed these rushed family bonding sessions, and now I really enjoy taking the train alone into the city really close to Christmas and doing my Christmas shopping. There's a great energy in the city a few days before Christmas. If you remain positive and not stressed about the whole thing, it's actually really enjoyable. The world doesn't end if you don't get the perfect gift for someone, what's important is spending time with people and being thankful that they're actually there for you to buy gifts for you know. Christmas is supposed to be relaxing and enjoyable and this year I am adamant in keeping it that way!

4 comments:

  1. Ahh this is a lovely post Minna, I love your christmas art work. I feel silly that I do not comment on your blog considering I read it so much hehe but I am shy and worry that i will say something dumb! The past few christmases have been not so good for me so am trying extra hard to make this year special so this is the perfect post for me :)))
    love Bethany
    x
    p.s Have you read the poem by T.S.Eliot called 'the cultivation of christmas trees' it is really wonderful
    p.p.s I hope you have an absolutely wonderful technicolour christmas and Joni Mitchell flies down and sings to you like the angel she is and there are colourful flowers and you are happy.

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    1. Hey Bethany Rose!
      Thank you so much for such a wonderful comment, and I'm sorry it has taken me so long to respond! Oh and please don't worry about saying dumb stuff, impossible my dear! All comments are valid in my world!
      I hope that your Christmas was an improvement on the past few Christmases, and that you were happy and relaxed and content with where you were and who you were with :) I can understand how Christmas can be crap at times, families fighting and stuff SUCKS. You just gotta be optimistic, calm and take everything as it comes. Hope it was great for you :)

      I will go now and read the T.S Eliot poem, thank you for your recommendation - and gosh I sure do hope Joni flies down and sings to me soon!!!

      Thank you lovely,

      Love,
      Minna xoxoxo

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  2. Beautiful post!
    Merry Christmas!
    xx

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    1. Thank you! Merry Christmas to you too Annabel XXX

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