My Cosy Christmas Night Essentials 

Yep this time of year I love cosy evenings covered in blankets, the heating whacked up to full and hot chocolates. What’s not to love right? I thought I’d share my cosy Christmas essentials with you, as I recently have been trying to up my game to ensure that my cosy nights in were definitely as exciting as going out.

Pyjamas:  I love more than getting home and getting straight into my pyjamas, whether it’s after the school run, or 9pm, there is nothing better especially on a cold dark night. But for the most indulgent night your pjs have to be super comfy, am I right? And as usual this time of year I love to buy pjs. You know the Christmas kind. Red flannel, reindeer or fluffy white jumpers. I like them all. This year I have picked up a couple of pairs from Primark; a cosy fleecy set and a flannel set. They just scream Christmas to me. 

Blankets: First things first, when it comes to blankets you can never have too many. We have autumn blankets, blankets for beds, blankets of illness and blankets for Christmas. Now I have to say I love Primark and B and M’s for my go to blankets. You will always manage to pick up some super cosy blankets for a few quid. Winning! I will pop them on the sofa or on my daughters toy boxes so if we have visitors then they can get snuggly too.

Candles: You can’t have a cosy night in without candles. My ultimate go to candle for Christmas is undoubtedly The Wickford & Co gingerbread candle. Whether used as decor pieces or strictly for fragrance candles are always a great for a cosy night in. You can keep to a budget and get some of the most gorgeous fragrances, or you can get some gorgeous luxury styles that range in price. My favourite candle by far are this Gingerbread Candle from Home Bargains, it's actually amazing. This candle is a great dupe for the Yankee Candle and the glass pot is also of a similar shape with the lid to match. They feel really luxurious in terms of weight and smell soooo good. I will always recommend this candle to everyone. 

Films: You can’t have a cosy Christmas evening without watching a Christmas film can you? When I took these pictures, I was watching Arthur Christmas with my daughter. With all this festive excitement I thought it would be a great idea to share our favourite Christmas films of all time, and there are so many fantastic ones to choose from. I have been asking all my family and friends about their favourite Christmas films and there seems to be quite a few popular ones in this list. Ever since I can remember this has been a sort of, tradition in our family. My parents would settle us down with blankets, hot chocolate and sweets in preparation for our Christmas Eve film and this would always be our choice. The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic Charles Dickens novel, A Christmas Carol which is a tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption of Christmas Eve. A must see for all families especially because in this adaption there are some modern songs, who doesn't love a good sing-a-long? Oh Home Alone. A timeless favourite! In my opinion Home Alone 1&2 are the best films out of the sequels and they would always get me excited about Christmas. 

Snacks: Who needs extra podge for the festive cold nights? Me? An excuse hey! However this Christmas, I have been making an effort on the snack front. I’m all about popcorn, gingerbread men and Lebrucken this year. But there are always times for some chocolate in there somewhere and these cute little chocolate pizzas are perfect for a cosy night in. What are your favourite snacks? 

Cosy Lighting: Now when it starts to get darker after the school run the first thing that my daughter and I will do is going around and switch all the cosy lighting on. I have a vase of sticks, two gorgeous jar domes with fairy lights inside and various other bowls of lights. Not forgetting the tonnes of other lighting we have with the Christmas tree, window lights and fairy lights. I love seeing all the twinkling lights. 

So what are your cosy Christmas essentials?