On the first few days of Xmas

On the first day of Christmas

My boyfriend’s mum proved you can never be too old for an advent calendar by buying these for us.


Interestingly both films featured in my 10 Films I Haven’t Seen post (here) last week, but that doesn’t detract at all from them being pretty much the coolest advent calendars I’ve ever seen. Or maybe this is fate’s way of intervening? A gentle shove towards watching them perhaps. In any case, marvellous.

On the second day of Christmas

I bought this bloody AMAZING T-shirt. You know how sometimes you don’t even bother looking at the price tag? You see something and just think – I NEED THAT. Well this was one of those moments. And it was only £8 anyway (I was in Asda – which explains my cavalier attitude to the price in the first place). Come on though, how cool?!!!!


On the third day of Christmas

I had the day off work and decided to put up my Christmas tree and decorations.


Most of my decorations are from cheap shops like Pound Stretcher or Wilko (tight Brits will be nodding their heads in recognition) but I do have a few that are slightly more special.

Like I love these cute birds!

And the “Emma” ball was a present I received last year. I’ve had the gorgeous Ariel ornament for over a decade. Speaking of which did I tell you how I cried watching The Little Mermaid for the zillionth time last weekend?

Aside from the tree that’s probably too big for my living room, I was pretty pleased with my mini bookshelf display. The carousel is actually a biscuit tin (I’m thrifty okay?) but it does play a tune if you spin it round so hopefully it’s more decoration territory than kitchen utensil. And the cute Robin is a broken tree decoration (okay, I’m really thrifty).


And the penguins flash different colours! I’m a big kid really.


On the fourth day of Christmas (today)

Nothing really happened but it’s Friday so I’m grateful for that. Oh and I did listen to this in the car this morning…


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56 Responses to On the first few days of Xmas

  1. vinnieh says:

    That is one snazzy tree Emma. And that T shirt rocks.

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  2. Oh! This is just too delicious you clever and thrifty girl! 🎅🏼

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  3. alexraphael says:

    Eating the chocolate before seeing the film haha. I like your style 🙂

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  4. Jay says:

    Loving this! I hope the countdown will continue.
    Also, I’m admiring your little mustache drawers, very cute!

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    • emmakwall says:

      Thanks so much Jay!! 🙂 I will definitely aim to do another post similar to this.

      Thanks also for the love for the moustache drawers!!! They were a real bargain in TKMaxx, a bit like the Home Alone t-shirt, something I ‘had’ to have!!!! 😀 how are you?


  5. newguy87 says:

    Which one of the advent calendars is yours? lol

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  6. filmfunkel says:

    I saw that shirt and my brain immediately began composing a list of places you should never run through with your arms in the air while wearing that shirt.

    Currently, Any Airport whatsoever has the number one spot. 😀

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  7. beetleypete says:

    A good start to the festive season, and it’s only the 4th! The windmill has been done up to the nines for Christmas, and they have a ‘Sunday Santa’, with his own grotto on the first floor. They also bought a great Rudolph off of Ebay, full-size, realistic fur, and great antlers.
    Oh, me? I’m a bah-humbug, I’m afraid…xx

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    • emmakwall says:

      Bah humbug! I watched A Christmas Carol yesterday 🙂

      I put some glittery snowflakes on the windows yesterday so even MORE festive if that’s possible! 🙂

      How are you Pete? And how is Ollie? xx


      • beetleypete says:

        We are both OK, Em. Ollie’s fur is starting to grow back slowly, and he is off to the groomer tomorrow, for his Christmas spruce-up. We will probably put up our tree this weekend, but we don’t go overboard with the decorations. Julie loves Christmas though. xx


  8. OMG I LOVE that Home Alone shirt! It’s my Christmas kickoff movie!

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  9. mikeladano says:

    AHHHH hahaha! That’s a GREAT shirt.

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