Monday, 25 November 2019

Our Perfect Christmassy Afternoon

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Tis the season to be jolly and that means warm mince pies, cosy evenings my family and plenty of Christmas films. I find at this time of year I begin to slow down which isn't a bad thing when my to-do list is so long, I just prioritise what needs to be done so I can make the most of time with my family! I really like to keep my evenings completely clear in the winter so they can be filled with what we love most be it a deliciously warm stew or curling up under a blanket to watch Disney films. 

It may sound strange but I think there's nothing more perfect than the lights dimmed, festive candles burning and the sound of the rain pit pattering against the window as you curl up inside with delicious snacks and films. We decorate for Christmas together as a family with Joshua placing the star on the tree with the help of Arran so as the lights twinkle and sizzling pigs in blankets are taken out of the oven, it's the perfect time to hunker down for the afternoon. 

We have five points that we stick to:

1. Christmas films
2. Cosy Pyjamas 
3. Blankets
4. Festive treats 
5. Hot chocolate

The hardest part is usually deciding what film to watch first. We've collected quite a number of them of the last few years and now we have our little one we've had to get some child-friendly ones too. Elf is one of our favourites to watch with Joshua and I can't wait to introduce him to Miracle on 34th Street soon. 

Joshua is at a stage now where he will snuggle under a blanket with us and watch a movie which is so lovely, I don't mind sharing some pigs in blankets with him either. We make dairy-free hot chocolates topped with mini marshmallows and cuddle, watch films and snack. For us, it's our perfect Christmassy afternoon and the ideal way to hide away from the cold weather too. 

Disney at Christmas is the way to our hearts <3

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Mickey Mouse Holiday Cheer Soft Toy (£20.00)
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Mickey & Minnie Open Globe Ornament (£10.95)
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Mickey Mouse Holiday Cheer Light-Up Straw Tumbler (£11.00)
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  1. This sounds like the perfect way to spend an afternoon! I love getting snuggled up in with winter months, and it must be so much fun to see Joshua experiencing all the Christmassy magic. Miracle on 34th Street is one of my absolute favourites, I'm sure he'll love it too when you watch it with him! That jumper he's wearing is SO cute, I wish it came in my size haha!
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

  2. Sounds like such a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! Elf is my all-time favourite Christmas movie, it never fails to make me laugh - I've never seen Miracle on 34th Street, so I might just have to add it to my list for this year!

    Dominika | Into the Bloom

  3. This is such a cute post! I love that photo of him with Stitch! Sounds like the perfect afternoon x


  4. I love how adorable they look matching! And you take the most beautiful Christmassy pics x

  5. This sounds like a perfect afternoon! Also, these pictures of Joshua are absolutely adorable! I watched Elf the other night and I've made a list of all the others I want to watch too.
    Bella x

  6. I don't feel that Christmas-y yet - definitely need to get a festive film on and get out the mince pies!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  7. omg the Christmas Stitch is sooooo cute. love a good festive afternoon in - we're having one on Sunday! can't wait :) x

  8. It sounds perfect - you can’t go wrong with a Christmas film and festive treats x

  9. I love all these photos, cuteness overload! I can't wait until we can watch the Disney movies, Margot is still a bit young and won't watch anything other than Puffin Rock still :-/ x

  10. This is actually the cutest blog post I have seen in the longest time if I'm honest. I love the Disney Christmas coordination, it's so cute! Christmas films for a cosey afternoon are a must x

  11. These are the cutest pics i think ive ever seen! Im overdue a Christmas film haha

  12. Cosy pj's count me in!! Honestly wish we had cold winter Christmas too! It's usually so hot over here during this time.


  13. SO CUTE! And that stitch is adorable! I love Stitch! The jumper is soo cute on Joshua too! :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  14. Nights in with Christmas films is number one on my list! X

  15. I’m so with you on the Christmas films, blankets and candles burning. Can’t beat it.

  16. What a wonderful afternoon! You can't beat new jimmy jams either!!
    Em x


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