I love Christmas, okay? I really do, the clocks go back this weekend, Halloween is next weekend and I can finally actually start to talk about it.
I must admit, I was a bit reluctant to enter this competition because hey, it does seem that Christmas comes earlier every year, but there’s a trip to Lapland at stake and I think I can do this.
This is what you could call a bit of a late entry, despite knowing about it for a little while but better late than never… So, the wonderful (Oxford-based!), Transun are offering an exciting trip to Lapland for Christmas in return for talking about ‘your best Christmas’.
A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to spend Christmas in Florida, we’ve been a few times before but I think this was the best and the first time I’ve really been able to appreciate it. With everything being so American and exaggerated given that you don’t quite get the Winter Wonderland feel in that part of the world, there were still lots of times that I felt both lucky and super-Christmassy.
My absolute top Christmas moment was visiting the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at MGM/Disney Hollywood Studios, I hadn’t seen the light show before and it was just perfect and despite the fact that it probably happens 200 times an evening, it felt really special.
Our Christmas meals when visiting Florida have been far from traditional, from eating at a pirate dinner show to sampling Asian fusion at Emeril’s Tchoup Tchoup, I think that’s the perk of having a Christmas away from home, making the most of what’s around you and really giving your holiday the best you can.