Thursday Treats: I Think I’m a Christmas Scrooge

Dear reader I have a terrible confession and I hope you’ll still love me after I admit this but…

I think I’m a Christmas Scrooge.

I’m not a huge fan of Christmas trees (they make a mess), I don’t like turkey (too dry), Christmas pudding (gross) or mulled wine (vom)… BUT I do love glitter, tinsel, brussel sprouts (go figure), crackers (& the silly hats), snow and presents (giving and erm… receiving). HO HUM. I think maybe it’s the forced joyfulness. I’m generally a very joyful and positive person but I definitely don’t like being TOLD to be joyful!

I do however get VERY excited on Christmas morning. I’m always the first up in our house (5am is standard) but it’s the build up that bugs me. Maybe because in my shopping telly days the Christmas set went up in the first week of October and by December 25th I was sick of the sight of all things festive. I was actually exactly the same with the Royal wedding now I come to think of it. I was ‘well over it’ beforehand but on the morning of the big day I got up excitedly and watched the whole BBC coverage from start to finish squealing “I love weddings!” at every opportunity.

Are you nearly ready for Christmas? What do you like and not really like about this time of year (seriously, does anyone actually LIKE turkey?!)

In wedding-land this week it’s full steam ahead. As always there’s been some pretty epic weddingness and I wholeheartedly approve.

Weddings & Weddingy Things

♥ Orcutt ranch wedding
Cute Brooklyn wedding with a pregnant bride
Outdoor Spanish wedding (LOVE!)
♥ I loved Dita Von Teese’s purple wedding dress and his homage is gorgeous!
♥ Ryan & Joshua’s e-shoot is too cute
A weekend wedding in the country (& part two)
♥ Woodsy wedding 
♥ Intimate backyard harvest wedding

Photography Credit: Joey Kennedy

♥ Love this bride’s blue feather bouquet
♥ A romantic wedding
Washington ranch wedding
♥ LOVE this 60s mod wedding inspo
♥ Colourful Fort Worth wedding
Secret gardens & midsummer nights <3
♥ Naturally creative wedding

Photography Credit: Wildflowers Photography

Sales & Events

♥ The Designer Vintage Bridal Show is having a one-day boutique style event on Sunday 20th January at Birmingham Town Hall. Tickets are just £5 when bought in advance but they are offering Rock n Roll Bride readers 2-4-1! Use promo code RRDVBB when you purchase (put 1 in the ticket box and a 2nd will automatically be allocated to you). Woohoo!

Best of the Rest

♥ Gold painted holiday ornaments – Oooh I think even I could do this DIY – although I’d cover them in glitter and display them all year round!
How a baby is formed. This is so cute!
How to thrift your gift
♥ Frida-esque hair tutorial
♥ DIY ombre Christmas ornaments 
♥ Portraits of people who look alike but aren’t related at all – so funny!

I SO WISH we’d had a wedding video and this post on Eastside Bride makes me wail about the fact that we didn’t even more. How cute is this stop motion vid from Love + Brain?

Until next week lovers…


  1. My Love-List is definitely much longer, than my Love-Not-Really-List.
    What annoys me is the whole Christmas shopping experience. I used to do part of it online and part of it in town, but for the last 2 or 3 years I only did online shopping, because I just can’t stand the crowded, over decorated, over heated stores anymore. Paired with stressed out people being impolite and nagging about the cold and the snow and basically everything – ugh.

    But I love spending time with my family, sitting by the fireplace, wrapping presents, decorating the house (always a little to much), taking walks in the snow and baking cookies – so basically everything, that I enjoy whether it’s Christmas or not.
    I think, there are no rules, what you have to do or cook or enjoy – just take the christmassy things you like and leave the whole other stuff out.

  2. Ruth

    There are two things that bugs me about turkey. Is if it was soo good why do we only eat it once a year? And if Scrooge had bought a pork joint for the Crachitts would everyone eat that at Christmas?

  3. I don’t celebrate Christmas in the traditional sense (due to my, er, lack of religion), however my partner and family do so I celebrate it with them. At first it started out being me joining in for their benefit, but after a while, seeing them come together and be happy over the holidays just made ME so happy and I love it. Also that kind of denseness in the air on Christmas eve – it’s like you can feel it’s Christmas and everyone is in such high spirits. It’s awesome. But I could seriously do without the over-commercialisation of it all and Christmas carols playing over and over in supermarkets etc. Gross.

    In Australia I don’t think we eat a lot of turkey over Christmas. In fact, it’s a million degrees in summer here and still I don’t understand why we still have traditional English foods at the table. No one wants to stand around a hot oven roasting a bird & veges! Double gross.


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