intu is all about Christmas at the
moment and they commissioned an interesting survey to see what the best age is
for getting the most out of Christmas, apparently 9 is the best in childhood
and 31 as an adult.
The video below presented by Johnny Ball goes into more detail about Christmas age and apparently 84% experience the joy of Christmas through their children. For me my boys definitely make it what it is, seeing the thrill and buzz they have throughout December is wonderful. But for many it can be a stressful time too so Johnny Ball wants everyone to take a step back and do what you like the most (even if that’s chain eating chocolate!).
I would say I appreciate Christmas more than ever at 37, although I am finding the seasons festivities particularly exhausting this year! I think we have been overdoing the grotto visits but I do not know how many more years of believing we have here with eldest being 8 and youngest almost 7, so we have been cramming it in! We have managed to see eight possibly nine Santa’s in total I think (but I have lost count as its been SO many!).
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When the boys were tiny Christmas was a bit too overwhelming, they would get worn out just trying to open all their presents whereas these days they manage it all in their stride! I really could do with siphoning off some of their energy to get through the big day myself! My parents have had their Christmas excitement renewed having their grandchildren with them opening presents together, they like seeing their enthusiasm for the magic of Christmas and long may it last.
have been to intu Trafford Centre shopping centre before
its one of my favourite spots, they have some fabulous Christmas decorations and
its hard not to feel festive walking around.
When we visited two years ago we saw this amazing tree, which moved its
mouth and eyes and sang! The boys were mesmerised
and it really helped with the build up to Christmas.