Friday, 16 December 2011

Things to do: Winter Edition

  • If you have a fire, use it to toast marshamallows or crumpets
  • Scented candles make a home smell lush
  • Go sledging if there's snow
  • Buy a huge mug for hot chocolates and cosy up with a good book
  • Recommended reading for Christmas: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, A Christmas Carol, The Night Before Christmas...
  • Or watch a film; Edward Scissorhands, It's a Wonderful Life, Elf, A Muppet's Christmas Carol, anything that's a costume drama, the Christmas episode of My So-Called Life, anything Disney or magical, The Wizard of Oz, The Snowman, Father Christmas, Little Women, The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Recommended Christmas music: A Very She & Him Xmas, Phil Spector's A Christmas Gift for You, A Fairytale of New York, Edward Scissorhands Soundtrack, Emmy the Great & Tim Wheeler This is Christmas, Pink Martini Joy to the World
  • Learn to knit
  • Wrap your pjs over a hot water bottle 10 minutes before bed for toasty bed clothes
  • Make hearty soups, broths and stews
  • Go ice skating. In London the best places are Somerset House, The Natural History Museum or Canary Wharf
  • Get back to nature and go for a walk in a park or in the country. Take a thermos of hot tea or soup with you
  • Go and see The Nutcracker
  • If you are in London, go to see the displays at Selfridges and Liberty
  • Get Christmas themed cookie cutters and bake some yummy biscuits then ice in white, green and red
  • Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland
  • The Christmas Market at the Southbank
  • Cosy up in festive jumpers

Edward Scissorhands - Ice Dance / Snow Scene

The Christmas Waltz ❉She & Him 2011 Performance

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