I’m not really the biggest christmas lover out there. When I worked retail years ago, we always had to listen to the same 12 christmas songs in loop during a 12 hour shift — as well as taking complaints from aggressive christmas shoppers. For many years, I simply wasn’t able to get into the mood of christmas joy.
That all changed a few years after I stopped working retail.
I always spend christmas with my parents and siblings, though the location changes from year to year. The photo is from my parents’ house. Everything was perfect. The decoration was great, the food was amazing, and it was just the core family; my parents, my brother, my sister and her boyfriend, and myself.
The atmosphere is always very relaxed, and we simply enjoy each other’s company all day. That’s hygge. That’s how I started enjoying christmas again.