Hey lovelies! A little treat for you today from Shannen! She has a fabulous blog so go check it out… But here is her guest Blogmas post 🎅🏽🎄 thanks for getting involved ☺️
The Five English Traditions that I Miss the Most
I’m Shannen from smnorwood.com and I’m so excited to be filling a guest spot for Caitlin today!
A bit of background on me… I’m 24 years old and grew up in King’s Lynn, Norfolk. In 2016 I moved to Georgia, USA to join my husband who is in the US Air Force. We have a one year old son and a dog and cat – they all keep me super busy so I don’t get as much time to dedicate to my blog as I’d like but I’m really trying to commit to Blogmas this year (even though I was late to start lol).
Anyway, here’s my list of Five Traditions that I miss most about Christmas in England:
Tins of Chocolate
America doesn’t do Quality Street or Roses and they’re missing out big time! It’s that little bit harder to get in to the Christmas Spirit when I can’t eat my weight in delicious chocolates. American Christmas candy is good but is not a patch on the English sweets.
It’s not really a tradition, but I live in South Georgia (almost in Florida) and it is hot year round. I don’t mind it in the summer but I miss getting wrapped up warm and having a Mulled Wine in the cold December air. Also, ugly Christmas Jumpers aren’t as fun when it’s 25 degrees!
Don’t get me wrong, they give it a good go but the adverts here don’t come close to the John Lewis adverts, or my personal fave this year – M&S’ paddington one! The US has redeemed itself with a good Coca Cola advert though!
If it weren’t for my advent calendar, I wouldn’t even know we’re in the rundown to Christmas because I can’t spend my evenings watching people butcher songs on X Factor or eating testicles on I’m a Celeb!
Again, not really a tradition but I miss spending Christmas with my family. This is the second year I’ve been in America for Christmas and I miss the hustle and bustle of all my family being in one house, arguing over the TV volume and trying to get my nana drunk so she’ll sing Christmas Carols.
I love Christmas in America but it will never come close to how us English do it!
What are your favourite Traditions?