My ‘Ultimate Christmas Songs’ list

Hey everyone! Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve written on here but as I’ve been busy and not had much inspiration to write about anything interesting I thought I’d take a little break. Besides, November is such a weird time in England, after we celebrate Halloween and Bonfire Night, it’s that awkward period of just everyone waiting for the 1st of December so it would be socially acceptable to blast out cheesy Christmas songs and put up their decorations and do some stress-filled Christmas shopping. At least in America you can get excited for Thanksgiving and make yummy things like pumpkin pie to pass the time!

Anyway, I’m back with a list of my favourite Christmas songs that get me feeling fuzzy and warm inside.The majority of these are very generic and you’d probably see all these songs mentioned in numerous ‘Top (insert number here) best Christmas songs of all time!‘ advertised by various websites, but nonetheless I thought I’d share some of my favourites.

In no particular order, I present:
  • Santa Tell Me – Ariana Grande


    Now, I know I’ve reviewed Ariana Grande’s newest album a couple of months ago and it may seem like I’m some hardcore fan of hers but I promise this is just a coincidence, I just really happen to like this song no matter how much I didn’t want to (I felt the same way about her album) What can I say, I guess she’s my guilty pleasure! Plus I think this is a nice sounding, Christmassy song that makes me feel happy!

  • All I want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey


    Putting Mariah Carey after Ariana Grande, oh the shade, the absolute shade of it all! I know, but this song has to be mentioned in any Christmas song list EVER, regardless of whether you like it or not! I put this song at the beginning to just get it over with, because, let’s be honest, there isn’t a song more Christmassy than this. It would even put the grumpiest and least merry person into a Christmas mood!

  • Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms


    This is just another classic that needs to be mentioned, it’s so fun and light-hearted! However, if you’re a female between the ages of 13-35 and don’t associate this song with that Mean Girls scene (can I get an amen if you automatically know which scene I’m talking about) then you really need to re-consider your life choices. I kid of course, but seriously, you need to watch that scene. If you’re a male and know what I’m talking about, then that’s even better!


  • 8 Days of Christmas – Destiny’s Child 


    The prize of the sassiest-sounding Christmas song goes to Destiny’s Child. You’ve just got to love everything about this, the outfits, Kelly’s hair and the love interests who serve no purpose in the video. Everything about this just screams F-I-E-R-C-E!

  • Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens


    Another obvious one but a goodie, not sure about that video though… Primarily because I hate children. And those robotic elves look creepy as fuck.

  • Driving Home for Christmas – Chris Rea 


    I imagine myself sitting by the fireplace next to my husband of 20+ years smoking cigars and drinking whiskey to this, laughing about our younger years, and not in a sentimental ‘aw we were so young and cute’ kind of way but in a ‘ha ha ha you were such a twat ha ha ha’ way. This song is amazing but for some reason it reminds me of a particular video from two of my favourite YouTubers… Disclaimer: They are both very weird but this following video is not meant to be serious.


  • Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee 


    You’re lying if you say that this song doesn’t get you all happy and giddy, it’s the kind of song that doesn’t get old and you will always hear being played in shops whilst you do some last-minute shopping.

  • White Christmas – Bing Crosby 


    This is such a beautiful and timeless song, just makes me want to be with all my family opening gifts and hugging each other like in a scene from a perfect family film.

  • Baby it’s Cold Outside 


    There are way too many covers of this song and I can’t pick my favourite one so I thought I’d include this one sung by Margaret Whiting and Johnny Mercer. Another beautiful classic that is just a must around Christmas time!

We’ve now come to my 3 all time favourite Christmas songs and in order this time:

3. Walking in a Winter Wonderland – Dean Martin 


Makes me want to build a snowman ( wayo, reference! and NO, I’m not including that song in this list) and create snow angels right now, too bad I live in England where we are lucky to get 3 cms of snow and it would be considered a ‘blizzard’ and all channels will talk about the dangers of such ‘heavy, deep snow’.

2. Sleigh Ride – Amy Grant 


Not only do I listen to this song all year round but it reminds me of Elf so much that it just puts a smile on my face! This is also my favourite rendition of the song, it puts me in a merry and cheery  mood straight away.

1. Last Christmas – Wham! 


This is simply my favourite song of all time. Yep, you heard that right. I don’t think of it as a Christmas song, I literally listen to this every week. Wham! does something to me and makes me feel things I never thought I could feel, I don’t know whether it’s George Michael’s blonde locks, the outrageous jumpers they wear or those shady, broody looks he gives that bitch in the video but I simply can’t describe my love for Wham! and this song even if I tried. This long/extended version is so much better because it makes me feel all types of emotional. My biggest dream would basically be to be in the video for this song, rocking those jumpers, a sassy 90s hairstyle and to frolic with George in the snow.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my list of favourite Christmas songs and enjoy your Christmas, and if you don’t celebrate Christmas then I hope you enjoy the holidays of your choice and/or religion! Happy holidays everyone!

Eva xoxo

Confessions of a White Girl

Let me begin with identifying what the term ‘White Girl‘ means for those who are unfamiliar with internet slang.

Urban Dictionary defines this term as:

A creature who often posts pictures of Starbucks on Instagram, Tumblr, or Facebook. Often wears leggings and Ugg Boots and posts about how Nutella is very good when everybody knows it is. You will always see a White Girl with her Ugg Boots on, Leggings on, and IPhone at Starbucks.

I must confess – until this weekend, I had never tried a pumpkin spiced latte. I know that’s basically considered a sin as it’s autumn and all that people do is talk about how much they LOVE a PSL. They post pictures of their Starbucks cups on instagram, choose the right filter and possibly a witty caption – typical white girl insta post. I finally tried the soy pumpkin spiced latte for the first time and, don’t get me wrong, it was nice, but honestly PSLs are so overrated. I would’ve rather had my usual soy milk chai latte instead, but I guess I had to try a PSL at least once in my life (and I didn’t even get a picture to post on instagram in the end)

The second part of my not-so-very-exciting adventure was trying bubble tea for the first time on the same day (I’ve really outdone myself, I’m also currently listening to Taylor Swift’s Fearless album whilst writing this to make matters worse) which was a much more exciting experience as I had never tried anything like it. Whilst wandering through Harrods I decided to buy some watermelon flavoured bubble tea from pan chai, it was both amazing and confusing. I would say overall it really depends on the flavour and I found that the one I tried got a bit too sweet for me after a while. I was convinced that the little balls/bubbles were some weird type of jelly but was pleasantly surprised to find out that they are actually chewy tapioca balls that are extracted from cassava root.

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As you can see in the picture above, I’m shamelessly taking pictures of myself with the bubble tea because if it’s not on instagram, it didn’t happen, right?

Eva xo

Introduction

Hi everyone!

This is possibly going to be the crappiest post on earth but I might as well introduce myself and let you all know a little bit about me since I’ve not had a proper blog before. I’m an 18 year old Russian girl who was born in Vladivostok and have been living in England for the last 8 or so years. I’ll be posting about a variety of topics on this blog – fashion, makeup, food, gaming etc as I’m really passionate about a lot of things so I thought that a blog like this would allow me to record all my thoughts and share my ideas in one place. You’ll get to learn a lot more about me through the things I post on here and I hope that not all my posts will be as horrendous and painfully awkward as this one.

Eva xo

4-up on 11-10-2014 at 20.46