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21 Days to go

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Taking advantage of my last sips of the delicious Caramel Machiatto I decided to write a bit. I just came back from doing some shopping for St. Nicholas. I bought lots and lots of sweets, tea cups and warm socks for my parents and for my grandmother. I’m very excited about this Christmas. Actually, no, I’m excited about Christmas in general, to be honest. I know, I know, it’s “over commercialized” and so on. I’ve heard this side of the story, too, because one my friends is a very cynical soul ( so am I in general, up to a point ). 

i just can’t help it, that warm feeling inside once December starts. I love everything about it. I get so excited when the first Coca-Cola commercial with Santa comes up in the cinemas, or when Starbucks change their cups to red. I love listening to carols on the radio, all of them! ( Last Christmas was once my favourite song, so yeah…). I enjoy the slight taste of cinnamon in every food and I actually always wanted to have one of those ridiculous red-reindeer jumpers. I can’t wait to walk with my best friend around the shops and buy all kinds of stupid things for the relatives or help her choose a gift for her mum. Or, walking under the lights in city centre, taking pictures. What about those cute Christmas-markets, where they sell mulled wine and ginger bread?

 I mean, how can anyone really hate Christmas?

I agree that the world doesn’t get better for a month, that people don’t change just because they see some lights on the streets and drink more hot chocolate. But it does send a positive message, to spread joy, make people smile. It should be more about that than about buying huge presents, I agree. And, like it or not, I actually think it brings a bit of warmth in this cold months.

 

 My favourite seasonal songs (that you probably never even heard) to cheer up all the grumpy cats out there:

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The Stairway

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Music has so many genres and during time many bands have tried to climb the stairs of glory. Among those many have failed, while others became legends. But one can not be a fan of everything. Even though each of them has brilliantly succeeded to became of such a great name in such a crowded world, not each of them are alike. They are different, for every soul and every heart. We have Queen for romantic rock fans, Metallica for those with strong ears, Abba for the peaceful. However Led Zeppelin was always hard for me to label. Let’s face it, you have to have a gram of snobbism to listen to Led Zeppelin. Even though between the listeners exist people who actually enjoy to listen to them repeteadly, most of those I know listen to them because “they are cool” and it’s ” strange and popular ” . I know a couple of songs that I actually enjoy but they’re not exactly the band you listen to on your way to school. You have to be in a certain mood to be able to go through their songs. I remember discovering Stairway to Heaven. Some snobbish classmate thought it was awesome and only for those with “great taste in music”. So, I immediately put it on my phone to have it there like a cool kid. A whole year I skipped it and when I finally found the mood to listen to it I realized it would be useful to get me asleep on a long way. I don’t want to be mean but I hate listening to someone because it gives others a certain impression. They’re just not my cup of tea. I guess I’m more of a romantic rock fan…

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