Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Record Collection: Christmas

Back in January I decided to share my record collection (which has grown a bit since then) but I decided to keep back my christmas record for this time of year.
Minus one record all of these have been picked up either in charity shops and a few from record fairs - I love christmas and there is nothing I love more than the christmas music.

Nat King Cole - The Magic of Christmas

Jim Reeves - 12 songs of Christmas

Perry Como sings - Merry Christmas music

Band Aid - Do they know its Christmas

Johnny Mathis - Merry Christmas

The Partridge Family Christmas Album

Christmas with Nat King Cole

Elvis' Christmas Album

White Christmas (soundtrack)

Shakin' Stevens - Merry Christmas everyone

Bing Crosby - White Christmas

Frank Sinatra - Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Now that's what I call music - The Christmas Album

The Andy Williams Christmas Album

Michael Buble Christmas

I recommend listening to all of the albums, I am sure they are all either online/spotify/iTunes - The Frank Sinatra and (I think) Elvis albums have been re released again and are available in HMV if you want a christmas vinyl.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Käthe Wohlfahrt - York

Also known as Heaven on Earth.

I wanted to do this post way back in August not long after I had been to this beautiful shop....but I thought It might be a bit to early for the christmas blog posts to start (and that's coming from me a person who spends all year obsessing over christmas).

Every year I go to York I ALWAYS ended up in the Christmas shop...this year I discovered that my favourite little shop had gone and a new and bigger christmas shop had opened up just around the corner. 
This shop is huge (Its like the Tardis....bigger on the inside!), spread over two floors and each room has different decorations for example - Advent Calendars and Cards, Nutcrackers and a room just filled with cuckoo clocks.

I loved the attention to detail - the shop is originally German (the branch in York is the first in the UK) so they have traditional German christmas music playing, the uniform has been kept quite traditional something they would wear in Germany, as well as all this they have the biggest nutcracker I have ever seen (When we walked through the town one evening, everywhere was shut I passed this shop and they had the nutcracker standing in the door way and it terrified the life out of me!) as well as a large (going through both floors) spinning christmas tree.

I have now made myself miss being in York even more after doing this post - oh how I wish I was going into this shop again...until next August!

Note: I did get some decorations from here but I have brought a selection of new christmas decorations this year I might do a separate post on them.