Christmas is my favorite time of the year and there are only sixteen days left now. I think the best thing about Christmas is the count down to Christmas Day as it involves everything that I find magical about this time of the year: Buying presents for loved ones is so special because you get to give back and thank people for all of the great things they have done for you through out the year. The food at Christmas is delicious, but it is not just the main meal on Christmas Day that I love. It is all the snacks and sweets that we start to make and eat during the buildup to Christmas, like mince pies, Rose´s chocolates, sausage rolls, christmas cake and sweets. I also love the lights and decorations that are put up in December in cities and towns as somehow they make everything feel more magical. Shops are full of beautiful decorations and presents and shopping centres build Santa´s grottos and offer fun activities for people of all ages, like ice-skating. Going out shopping for christmas presents is so much more fun when you are surrounded by pretty lights and cheery music. Furthermore, putting up the christmas tree and decorations surrounded by family members makes it such an exciting time. I cannot wait for Christmas to arrive yet at the same time, I do not want it to come to an end.