Christmas FireplaceFor me, there’s no better time of year to indulge in some new clothes than Christmas. The idea of having a bath on Christmas morning and getting into a new outfit for Christmas dinner is one that I absolutely love, and this year I’m on the lookout for the perfect Christmas jumper!

Our Christmas Day usually goes a bit like this:

  1. Get woken by VERY excited children
  2. Open presents whilst listening to Christmas music
  3. Have a nice breakfast (usual involving a lot of bacon!)
  4. Go to Tony’s Aunt’s for Christmas dinner
  5. Spend all day eating lovely food, playing SingStar and board games with the kids and generally having a wonderful, family-oriented day.

As you can see, although I like a new outfit, I’m not expected to be ultra-glam, which means that I can opt for a comfortable pair of women’s flats on my feet, rather than having to teeter around on high heels (which is especially important after a few port and lemons!).

Layers are very important for my perfect Christmas outfit. I like to have the option of a cosy jumper to wear in case I get chilly, seeing as I am what my Husband calls a “chilly bum”! However, a nice t-shirt underneath is essential for when the Christmas glow kicks in (you know, that time when you’re full of turkey, you’ve had a couple of drinks and the house starts to feel like a sauna!). I’ll probably opt for jeans on my bottom half, purely because I wear very little else on a day to day basis, but I am also tempted by all of the Christmas dresses I’ve been seeing lately.

This year, for the very first time, all five of us, including Chuck, are staying at the mother-in-law’s house overnight on Christmas Day night! We’re not able to leave Chuck on his own all day long and now that we live farther away, it’ll mean either me not drinking and driving home or getting a very expensive cab, so we’re grateful for the offer of a place to bunk down. This means that new pyjamas are also going to be a must for me and the girls (what better excuse, huh?!) so I’m looking forward to picking out something cosy to wear in bed.

Do you enjoy picking a Christmas outfit or do you wear something tried and tested on the big day? Leave me a comment below, I’d love to hear from you.