The most wonderful time of the year

by Khushboo on December 26, 2012

Happy holidays, guys!  Whether or not you actually celebrate Christmas, hope you had a great day yesterday.

It’s safe to say that by Monday, I majorly got into the Christmas spirit.  Although I didn’t get a chance to buy myself an ugly reindeer sweater or set up a tree this year, I did enjoy:

  • Admiring the Christmas lights & decorations

Regent Street

  • Wrapping (and of course receiving) my Secret Santa gift
  • Jamming out to Christmas tunes courtesy of Destiny’s Child, Mariah Carey, & *N’Sync
  • Getting my yearly dose of both The Santa Clause & Home Alone 2

And of course 

  • Falling into a food coma after lunch:

Not to sound like a total cheeseball but as delicious as all of the above was, the highlight of Christmas was spending time with my familia (Shyamla & Sachin – you both were missed)!  Enjoy your Boxing Day and if you’re venturing into the sales, you’re a braver soul than I!

P.S. For those of you who are Downton Abbey fans, the Christmas special was the perfect way to “wrap up” the day (pun very much intended ;) )!

How did you spend your Christmas?  

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Karina C. December 26, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Sounds like such a wonderful Christmas day and the food looks absolutely delcious!!! Mummy and you really know how to put out and present an amazing spread. Really really missed being there with all of you yesterday but we will make up for it in 6 weeks (countdown has begun). We ended up having Thai for X-mas dinnner but did indulge in some yum wine, cheesecake and chocolate cake – perfect way to wrap up the evening. Enjoy the rest of your trip.

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Khushboo December 26, 2012 at 4:50 pm

As much as I love turkey, I might have to do roll with Thai food next Christmas…as for the cheesecake, you know I’m a fan :) !

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish December 26, 2012 at 2:16 pm

I just realized I missed the Downton Abbey Christmas special!! Eeep! I sure hope they replay it! I’m a huge fan of that show, and I’m pretty excited for the season premiere in January. :D

I’m so glad to hear you had a happy holiday! I too enjoyed getting my N’Sync and Mariah fix (x’s 1000?). Those classic 90′s hits are a MUST every Christmas season! Your lunch spread looks wonderful – especially that cheese plate. And do I spy mini mince pies? ;)

I spent my day with family, friends and food. Lots and lots of food. Ooof. It was certainly delicious, but I’m feeling as though I’m now in a bit of a coma myself. Ahh well. It was completely worth it! xoxo <3

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Khushboo December 26, 2012 at 4:51 pm

The cheese plate was courtesy of my bro and those are mince pies (not so mini though ;) )! You’re so right- Christmas food coma is totally worth it :) !

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Alexandra December 26, 2012 at 4:34 pm

THOSE LIGHTS!!! Wow are they stunning! And umm that food spread? I can totally see how you’d be in a food coma, it looks so good!
Glad you had such a fabulous Christmas my friend! :)

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Khushboo December 26, 2012 at 4:53 pm

I am obsessed with the Christmas lights- they’re definitely my favorite part about London right now :) ! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas too!!

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ritika December 26, 2012 at 5:41 pm

omg that’s some food, i would be in a coma too. :D i had a major sugar rush yday. from a nearby patisserie. macaroons. custards and what not. :D

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Khushboo December 26, 2012 at 11:28 pm

It wouldn’t be Christmas without the sugar ;) !

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. December 26, 2012 at 8:03 pm

I think it’s safe to say that you had a pretty darned amazing Christmas – those lights on Regent Street are absolutely gorgeous, and that food… Gah! It looks delicious. But I’m definitely with you that it all pales in comparison to being able to spend some quality time with those you love. I spent Christmas with my mom and dad, so it was pretty quiet with just the three of us, but I wouldn’t have it any other way :D

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Khushboo December 26, 2012 at 11:29 pm

As great as big family dos can be, intimate celebrations are sometimes even nicer- glad you had a great one :) !

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TorontoRunner December 26, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Happy Holidays and Christmas girl!
we have the same taste in a lot of stuff..n sync’s Christmas album is fantastic!! :D

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Khushboo December 26, 2012 at 11:30 pm

No matter how much hip hop and R & B I listen to, I’ll always reserve a special place for Backstreet Boys & N’Sync…no shame :) !

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Alex @ therunwithin December 26, 2012 at 10:28 pm

cheeseball it up. I had to say spending time with family no matter what is the highlight of it all.

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Khushboo December 26, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Tis the season to be cheesy? ;) !

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Min December 27, 2012 at 12:18 am

It sure is the most wonderful time of the year ;) . Home alone and The Santa Claus, great choices. I’m actually going to be one of those brave souls today. My sister really wants us to go together…sigh…she is my weakness.

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Khushboo December 27, 2012 at 12:26 am

Confession:I was up early this morning and actually hit up the stores…I just can’t stay away ;) !

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Brittany December 27, 2012 at 12:23 am

A beautiful day of food and fun!! I loved my Christmas with family. I hope you have a great day of recovery today!

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Khushboo December 27, 2012 at 12:26 am

Glad you had a wonderful Christmas, Brittany! I’ve loving my Boxing Day…perhaps even as much as Christmas :)

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 27, 2012 at 3:36 am

Ohhhh… the cheese! And the mini-pie things! Looks like a Christmas well-spent. :)

Happy Holidays, friend!!!

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Khushboo December 27, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Happy holidays to you too, Laura :)

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Honey What's Cooking December 27, 2012 at 7:10 am

Merry Christmas K. OMG.. Regent Street looks amazing.. I think it looks way better than NYC. Need to visit London during Christmas one year. it’s just gorg! I spent my xmas with family and good food at my brother’s. Doing my post for Fri, cuz I’m so tired and relaxed right now. Hope you’re doing well. When are you leaving London?

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Khushboo December 27, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Family and great food always means a good time :) ! Leaving tomorrow!

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Meghan @ After the Ivy League December 27, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Glad to hear you had a great Christmas! Same goes for me, the highlight was definitely all the time spent with family and friends. I’m having the post-Christmas blues now!

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Khushboo December 27, 2012 at 11:46 pm

I’m totally with you about the post-Christmas blues…although I am excited about 2013 starting :)

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Parita @ myinnershakti December 27, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Sounds like the perfect way to spend the holiday. I did some of the same! And like you, my favorite part of laughing and spending time with family and friends….never gets old!

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Khushboo December 27, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Glad you had a wonderful Christmas too, P!

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Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian December 27, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Yay for N Sync Christmas carols! Those are the best!

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Khushboo December 27, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Can’t go wrong with a lil JT :) !

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles December 28, 2012 at 12:20 am

Those lights are gorgeous! I’m glad you had a great holiday Khushboo!

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Khushboo December 28, 2012 at 3:13 am

Part of me is glad that I won’t be around when they take down the lights- would be so depressing ha!

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dixya @ food, pleasure, and health December 28, 2012 at 12:22 am

sounds like you have a fab Christmas and the cheese sampler blocks totally appetizing. Although I did not celebrate the Christmas with my family, it was indeed very wonderful :) and Santa was generous to me this year.

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Khushboo December 28, 2012 at 3:13 am

Glad you still managed to have a great Christmas, Dixya :)

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A Fine Balance December 28, 2012 at 12:54 am

There’s nothing like celebrating Christmas with good food, family and friends!

looks like you had a lot of tasty treats. glad I came across your blog! we have similar interests and looking forward to you next posts!

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Khushboo December 28, 2012 at 3:13 am

Welcome to my blog, Nini :)

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 28, 2012 at 1:41 am

I’m glad you had such a good Christmas! And I totally agree with you – spending it with family really is the best part. :)

I’m bummed because I didn’t get a chance to watch The Santa Clause this year – we can’t find our copy! So I just watched Love Actually twice to make up for it haha.

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Khushboo December 28, 2012 at 3:14 am

Haha I actually forgot to watch Love Actually this year but did watch Santa Clause…so consider we covered each other in the movie department ;) !

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Allie@LiveLaughEat December 28, 2012 at 4:02 am

I miss the beautiful lights in London during the holidays! That is quite a cheese plate. Mmmm!

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Khushboo December 28, 2012 at 6:22 am

I leave London tomorrow and I am especially going to miss the lights- so pretty!

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Liz @ I Heart Vegetables December 28, 2012 at 8:32 am

Looks like a great way to spend the holiday!!! :)

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Khushboo December 28, 2012 at 1:42 pm

It sure was ….hope oyu had a great one too :) !

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Ameena December 30, 2012 at 4:12 am

Regent Street is so beautiful…can’t get enough of it.

I spent my Christmas on Virgin Atlantic…can’t complain though, my flight was fantastic!

Safe travels home.

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Khushboo December 30, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Virgin gets top points for customer satisfaction! Did they do anything festive on board?

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