Tag: Christmas

Favorite Holiday Adjacent Films

Favorite Holiday Adjacent Films

If you’re anything like us, the second Thanksgiving passes, you’re ready for the holidays. The tree comes out, decorations go up, music starts playing, and you want to start watching all of your holiday favorites. Sometimes though, you don’t want to watch all of your […]

Decorating with our Literature Editor

Decorating with our Literature Editor

Come the day after Thanksgiving every year, I’m ready to decorate. Reality always seems to get in the way though – little things seem to come up and decorating always gets pushed back until the first week of December. Post-Thanksgiving exhaustion, sick family members, writing deadlines, and late […]

Christmas Trinkets

Christmas Trinkets

And just like that, Christmas is upon us! 2017 has blundered its way through and we’re suddenly at the tail end of the year. I don’t know about you, but these eleven months have gone by so quickly I barely have time to breathe and take stock of the year.

However, before we all mull over the defining features of this year in the bleary days between the 25th and New Year, we have the financial thrills and the good-will-to-all-men spirit of Christmas to experience. After the excitement of a couple of flakes of snow in London yesterday, I am positively buzzing with enthusiasm for the festive season (a white Christmas it may not be, but this London urchin can dream). So, to pass on some of that festive cheer and unadulterated, childish enthusiasm, I’m dropping five stand-out Christmassy things from Christmases past down below. Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!

  1. This cover of Christmas Wrapping by Dog Is Dead.
  2. This Kate Spade ad starring Anna Kendrick.
  3. A very successful BBC good food recipe for a nut roast (my sympathies to all the vegetarians attending dinner parties this season, we can get through this on the parsnips and roast potatoes!)
  4. My own, and very basic warm apple and cinnamon drink: Warm some plain apple juice in a pan until it’s steaming. Add one cinnamon stick (or to your taste). Cover the pan and leave on a low heat for ten minutes or so. Enjoy!
  5.  A Christmas Carol: The Original Manuscript Edition (including emendations, deletions, and insertions in Dickens’ own hand).
The Attic on Eighth’s Christmas Playlist

The Attic on Eighth’s Christmas Playlist

Winter at The Attic On Eighth is a most festive time, from sharing recipes to mailing old fashioned Christmas cards, cozying up with loved ones and enjoying an endless stream of warm drinks by the fire, or laptop, as it were. From the lazy morning […]

Homemade Gingerbread Syrup for Your Coffee Needs

Homemade Gingerbread Syrup for Your Coffee Needs

If you’re anything like me, this is about the time of year where you want to add a little seasonal cheer to every thing you drink as the cold settles in, the last few leaves fall to the ground, and you struggle to stay awake […]

Christmas In August: A Tea Recipe

Christmas In August: A Tea Recipe

So. I get sick* a lot. Nothing drastic ever, minus that horrid case of laryngitis first year of university thanks to that guy who decided to sit too close on our first day of Drawing 100. We were inseparable for the next nine months but I’ve never forgiven him for that. Can you tell the fever’s gone to my head yet?

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