Something to listen to Fistful of Love by Anthony & The Johnsons. If I think too hard about this song I feel a little queasy, because the lyrics make me incredibly sad and creeped out but the song itself makes me happy because it just sounds amazing. The whole album I Am A Bird Now is pretty good but this song is a bit different from the others, and completely amazing. (Seriously though, don’t think too hard about the lyrics. You might cry.)
Something to watch You’ve got the Radio Times to tell you what festive entertainment is on the telly, so you don’t need me for that. I’m suggesting that when you are oversaturated from watching the same films that you watched this time last year, go watch Black Books.
Something to drink Here are my suggestions for your holiday beverages. You can thank me later.
Pour the Biscotti Baileys over vanilla ice-cream, or throw some in your coffee. Have a mulled ginger wine with a Fireball chaser when you’re so freezing you need warming up from the inside out. Drink Blue Moon any time of day or night.
Something to read Treat yourself to a Christmas present and do the world a favour by buying one (or all) of Oxfam’s Ox-Tales short story collections. They’re all great reads, perfect for this time of year when attention spans might be short, and for a good cause.
Something to wear Hey, ladies: Get one of these dresses.
I now have one in yellow, and one in green. They’re comfortable, flattering, plain enough to dress down and striking enough to dress up. The shape of the skirt doesn’t look ridiculous, but because it’s a circle it’s very fun to swish around. They’re from Dorothy Perkins and are £22 full price, but I found both of mine on sale racks for £15 and £12 respectively. I am actually plotting the purchase of the red and purple ones – is it very sad to have the same dress in four colours?
What will you be listening to, watching, drinking, reading and wearing over the holidays?