Y is for Yuletide

The Yuletide season is the one of the few reasons why Winter here is bearable.

I absolutely love Christmas,

especially when you have a little one.

As a little family of three (well four, including Boots and Doc),

we have our own Christmas family tradition

which begins on the second week of December.

We go to a tree-farm to pick our own Christmas tree.

There’s something special about going to a Christmas tree farm and picking your own tree among hundreds and hundreds of beautiful trees.


Y is for Yuletide.


Do you have a Christmas family tradition too?

Do share.


  1. Stephanie (@LifeAt139a)

    That sounds a great family tradition to have – and a fab Y, but I can’t believe how quickly it’s hurtling towards us either!

    • I know! In a way, I’m glad … We seriously need some cheering up πŸ˜‰ We’ve had too much of dark-dreary-grey days.

  2. Ooh me too, I love it! It’s our turn to host Christmas day for all the family this year…wish me luck! #alphabetphoto

    • Oh good-luck, how fun! Love christmas dinners, especially when family is around πŸ™‚

  3. Tarana Khan

    I love Christmas too! It must be so much fun picking your own tree πŸ™‚

    • It is. Absolutely love it! & it’s not just me, my daughter and husband both love it too πŸ™‚

  4. Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)

    Same here! I so love Christmas and was sad a bit when you have to start wee bit later here in the UK when in the Philippines we start it SeptemBER =P #alphabetphoto

    • I know! If I had it my way, we’d have the tree up by November! But you can’t exactly do that with a real tree though. By Christmas-time, the tree will be wilted!

  5. Kate @ Did That Just Happen?

    I love that you start early! As soon as Thanksgiving dinner is over, we pretty much put up Christmas πŸ™‚ I want to enjoy it as long as possible! Of course, as soon as Christmas is over, it all comes down! I mean, Christmas is over… I’m not keeping that stuff up until January!!

    • Wish I could do that too. We (which actually really means “I) start decking up our little cottage by mid-December. Would love to do it a bit earlier, but the husband is a bit of a scrooge πŸ˜‰

  6. I’m guessing those are pictures from last year – otherwise you’re really going for Christmas in a big way!! πŸ™‚ It sounds like a lovely tradition though, definitely something to look forward to through the horizontal rain and gales!

    • Oh dear, I wish those photos were recent! But no, as much as I would love to start “decking”, we usually do it second week of December! πŸ™‚

    • Yes, it’s so cute. It’s their little shop where they sell bits of Christmas decorations and serve hot chocolate! πŸ™‚

  7. adayinthisdadslife

    What a fab post it once had a real tree and nearly blinded myself with its pines lol think the kids would love a real tree though tbh #AlphabetProject

    • Oh dear! Yes, that’s the problem.. The pines! About two years ago, it took us ages to hoover the pines off our carpet. Still worth it though! πŸ˜‰

  8. naptimethoughts

    Every year, my husband puts up one sad little string of lights around the roof of our house, and every year I tell him how ugly it is. He refuses to believe me, but, truly, our house is the fugliest house on the block. Last year I got him icicle lights, thinking it might make our roof less fugly.
    Not so much.
    This year, I’m throwing them ll out before he starts feeling the holiday spirit, and then telling him that if he wants to put up lights, he has to put them up everywhere, not just one sad string across the roof.
    This is our tradition.

    • Putting Christmas lights all over might be the answer πŸ˜‰ I’ve always wanted to put some lights on our roof, but we never manage to get around to doing it!

  9. Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    Christmas is far more special now that I have kids πŸ™‚ Can’t believe it’s so soon though, haven’t started a thing yet! #Alphabetphoto

    • It is, isn’t it? Though down here in Cornwall (tip of England), we don’t really get a white Christmas. The last time I experienced it, I was pregnant with T!

      • MontgomeryFest

        oh my – I just assumed! our first Christmas in Belgium, we were so excited…we drove to Austria to have a white Christmas. that was the year that it never stopped snowing in Belgium….it snowed in April! we went to the Canaries the next year – we had learned our lesson! ha.

        • Oh no worries! If it snows again up where my in-laws live (a little lovely village about an hour’s train-ride from London), we will definitely come up and stay with them. They usually stay with us, just so little T can have her first white Christmas πŸ˜‰

  10. ortsofsorts

    Your tradition sounds lovely! I have continued one of my childhood traditions with my own children; we make a Gingerbread house every Christmas season.

  11. hurrahforgin

    Eek is it too early to get excited?! We always have a real tree here too and going out and picking it is one of my favourite parts – esp if there is mulled wine when you get home! x

    • Do you know they sell mulled wine and yummy hot chocolate at the tree farm where we go to? You can sip to your hearts content while waiting for your tree to be ready! πŸ˜‰

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.