I've been loving Tuesday evenings for the last two weeks. They have been my secret little Christmas indulgence, when I've watched Christmas orientated TV programmes. Last night, it was Britain's Craziest Christmas Lights, followed by another episode of Kirstie's Handmade Christmas and I finished the night watching a programme called The World's Most Expensive Christmas. (I do love to see how the other half live sometimes, but in this instance, I have to admit that it left me feeling a little depressed at the extremes of wealth in our country today)
You can't, however, beat a bit of festive programming for getting the festive spirit flowing and I was even inspired to make a seasonal paper chain whilst I watched Kirstie attempting yet more Christmas crafts. Nothing too sophisticated for me as usual.
The first programme reassured me that there are completely bonkers people out there prepared to spend their own money to raise cash for charity, spread festive cheer and entertain others in their neighbourhood at Christmas.
The latter programme, however, I found to be obscene in the extreme and I couldn't even begin, nor wish, to imagine having the sort of wealth depicted and then spending it on such ostentatious bling. (And no, I'm not bitter and jealous, it just seems like such a waste of precious resources, but each to their own).
Returning to the subject of a normal person's Christmas, I do have to admit to sneaking a peak at Simply Nigella's Christmas Special on Monday night too, followed by Supershoppers Do Christmas, which was interesting. Especially the bit where they made their own perfume from essential oils and vodka. I may give making a very small bottle a try, as I don't really want to waste good drinkable alcohol in case it doesn't smell too good and isn't wearable. It's style was just about as far as you could possibly get from last night's programme, but I much preferred it's down to earth, money saving focus.
Can you tell that I'm struggling to get Christmassy this year and having to resort to binge Christmas TV watching? I love Christmas, but the grinch has definitely got a hold on me this year and it isn't really happening for me just yet. There's still time though, so who knows.