Friday, 6 January 2017

December Favourites - The Hunger Games, Elf & Christmas Food!

Today I have my December Favourites for you, how insane is it that we're now in 2017?! I can't quite believe how fast 2016 went and that it's now over. Anyway, most of my December Favourites are Christmas and film related but I've tried to add a few other bits in just to mix it up a bit.
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The Hunger Games - I put off watching the Hunger Games trilogy for so long! I don't know why but it never really appealed to me but a few weeks ago as there was nothing on TV, we watched the first one and as it was actually amazing, we ended up watching the 3 other films in the same week! It was so different to what I expected and I thoroughly enjoyed each one. After the first one we just wanted to stay up and watch the second and after the second we felt exactly the same about watching the last two. We're gonna have to get them on DVD as they were brilliant and so much better than I expected, I'm so annoyed I left it so long to give in and watch them! I think the second film Catching Fire was my favourite of them all.

Christmas Decorations - We put up our Christmas Decorations the last weekend of November which some probably think is quite early but as we had Georges brothers stopping at the beginning of December we wanted to get them all sorted and the flat be really Christmassy for when they arrived. I loved making the flat really cosy and having the tree lights on every night. We picked up a few little bits when we were in Manchester so it was nice having some new decorations, we had our Christmas Countdown which George changed every morning without fail, and of course we had lots of Christmassy candles burning throughout the month.

Roku Stick - This is a bit of an odd one but on Black Friday we picked up a Roku stick from Currys as it was on a really good deal and George had been wanting something like this for ages. It's basically a USB you connect to your TV and it means you can get things like Youtube, Netflix and Catch Up (iPlayer, ITV, 40D etc) wherever you are. We have the XBOX One and Sky in the living room so we're sorted in there but in the bedroom we only had Freeview and shocking signal so we could hardly get any channels so this has been amazing. It means now we can catch up on TV in the bedroom and as I'm struggling with sleep at the moment I can catch up on loads of Youtube when George is fast asleep! I was never really convinced before and I thought it was just an unnecessary thing to buy but it is really great and I'm so glad we have it now. 

Shortbread - There is something about shortbread that just screams christmas to me! We picked a few different biscuit selections up in the run up to christmas and at the beginning of December we tried a shortbread selection from Aldi, it was beautiful so I had to mention it. I think it was £1.99 and it included shortbread fingers, rounds and petticoat tails and it was honestly some of the best I've ever tasted.

Elf - I always look forward to watching this at Christmas, it just never gets old does it? It's always just as funny as the first time and I never get bored of it. To say how long the film has been out and how much we love it, we actually didn't get it on DVD til December, it was a lot harder to find than you'd expect! But now we have it and I can't wait to watch it again next Christmas!

Christmas Food - I know I mentioned Shortbread above but I had to mention just all the Christmas food! We stocked up on so many things this year, we had a massive bag full of chocolate tubs and boxes, crisps, biscuit selections and crackers, just all sorts of stuff, aswell as drinks too, there is only two of us but we go all out! I started buying early so we got the Turkey in plenty of time and then over the last food shops in the run up I got everything else and we had a feast of a Christmas Dinner. All the pigs in blankets which are my absolute favourite and huge yorkshire puddings!

Arthur Christmas - This is one of those films I had seen people go on about and even though I always wanted to watch it we didn't get round to it until the weekend before Christmas. I really wish we had watched it sooner as it was such a lovely film. If you haven't seen it before, it's about Santa's son Arthur who goes on a mission to deliver a present they had misplaced earlier than night, to a little girl. It made me feel so chrismassy and it has definitely become one of my new favourite Christmas films, I can't wait to watch it again.

Want to read more about our Chrismas? You might like to read - Christmas 2016...

Last Months Favourites - The Missing, New Shoes & Hot Chocolate!

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Katie Leigh said...

Shortbread and Christmas food, oh gosh I miss it! This post made me miss Christmas so much! 💕💕💕

Tiffany Timms said...

Me too! The shortbread was incredible! x

Chloe said...

I'm missing Christmas already. Great choice of Christmas films, Chloe

Tiffany Timms said...

Me too, it went so fast! x

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