Christmas Film Collection

My favourite thing to do leading up to Christmas – especially on Christmas Eve – is to get cosy in some PJ’s, grab a blanket, maybe even a hot chocolate and get cosy in front of the TV with a classic Christmas film on. For today’s post I am going to share with you my all time favourite Christmas films.

  1. Elf – I think this is my number one go-to Christmas film, you have to love a bit of Will Ferrall believing he’s a human sized elf haven’t you?
  2. The Polar Express – Okay, so whenever I think of Christmas with my mum, I always remember watching the Polar Express curled up on the sofa. So this is a favourite just for nostalgic purposes.
  3. The Grinch – Who doesn’t love the Grinch? And you can’t say no to the cute face of 7 year old Taylor Momsen.
  4. The Santa Clause – I may be a little far behind with this one. The first one was made in 1994 however, I watched all three of the Santa Clause films for the first time last year with Nathan’s family. But I absolutely loved them – they brought out the inner child in me.
  5. Home Alone – When I say Home Alone, I mean the first one not the 124 others. The first one will always be the best. Always.

What’s your ultimate favourite Christmas film? I’d love to hear! I think I’m going to see what I can find on Netflix now and get cosy…




Chester Christmas Markets

Today’s post is more of a picture orientated post. I paid a short visit to my local Christmas markets a few weekends ago with my Dad’s side of the family and I thought I’d share the festivity with you guys!

That’s it for today ladies and gents, it’s a little short and sweet but for once I don’t really have much more to say. Apart from hopefully one day my photography and editing skills will improve!



It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas…

I don’t know about you but there are certain little things that happen throughout December – sometimes even as early as November  – which start to give me that little ‘oh, it’s nearly Christmas’ feel.

The first one is the earliest one, it’s always on the TV around early November time and it’s like the switch flips inside of me and all of a sudden I can’t wait until Christmas. Especially this year because as you know it is Nathan and I’s first year in our home. You can only imagine how excited I was to buy the decorations, let alone put them up! Can you guess what it is?Most people see the John Lewis advert as the beginning of the festivity, but no! For me it’s the Coca Cola Christmas advert.

Then the Christmas songs, and decorations come out in the shops. Which obviously means I can put my decorations up at home, right? My Christmas decorations went up at the end of November – a little early I know but I wanted to make sure I had enough lights and decorations on it. In the end it turns out I’d bought a little too many, now we have fairy lights not only on the tree, but up the banister also.

I would say when the mince pies start showing up on the shelves in supermarkets, but I’ve never really liked minced pies…

Of course, you then see the towns and villages where I live turn their Christmas lights on, and for the past couple of years the Coca Cola truck has been in our local town. This year they have put a little nativity scene on the church near where my Dad lives, which is cute. They had a little evening to turn on the Christmas lights and open the nativity scene.

Then the advent calendars come out, and before you know it your two weeks into December before you even know it! Can you believe there’s only 2 more Monday’s until Christmas? I think the festivity in the Hughes-Jones household is in full swing, it’s time to get the Christmas films out!

What makes you feel festive? I’d love to hear…

pssst can you please link me to your blogmas/festive posts I need something to read!





The Christmas Jumper Edit

*plays Christmas songs in the background*

I’m getting rather excited for Christmas now, and what do I love more than festive music? CHRISTMAS JUMPERS! Whether it be for the day itself or for Christmas Jumper day, I love the cosiness of a good Christmas jumper so today I am going to share my favourites with you


Disney Happy Holidays Christmas Jumper | Festive Knitted Top | Ho Ho Reindeer Christmas Sweatshirt | Sparkle Sweatshirt

There are hundreds of Christmas jumpers to chose from online, but these are just a few of my favourites, have you found your Christmas jumper for this years Christmas jumper day yet? I’d love to see! Tweet me or drop a comment below!


Must Have Stocking Fillers – For Her

I would like to say that I have finished my Christmas shopping, but will I actually ever finish? I always seem to think I’ve finished, but then end up picking up extra bits for people when I don’t really need to.

I have to say, stocking fillers are my favourite thing to buy, little quirky things that you just know someone will love – especially if they’re meaningful. Today I’m going to share my must have stocking fillers for the lovely ladies in your life.

Oh K Nail File Duo | 2017 Botanical Diary | Faux Fur Pom Pom Hot Water Bottle | Keep Calm and Colour Mermaids | Makeup Revolution Iconic Nudes Brush Set | Pandora Cherry Blossom Stud Earrings

I have to admit, a few of these were on my Christmas list, but they’re so cute I thought I had to share them with you…