It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Hi all,

It’s time for my second blog. And I ran into the same problem as last time, what on earth do I write about?! After thinking some time about the goal of this blog I decided to write about something for you to get to know me better. And because it is almost Christmas, I’ll tell you something about my love for this time of the year, which has nothing to do with the actual Christmas days themselves.

The first thing I love about this time of the year are the Christmas movies on Netflix. There are a lot of them, and they all start and end in the same way. As soon as the movie starts, you know what the ending is going to be like. Now some people would say this is boring, I say it is perfect. You can just put the movie on, and without paying too much attention, you still understand what is going on. While the movie is playing, you could for example write a blog, have entire conversations with friends or do something else. If you miss 10 minutes and you come back, nothing has changed and you still understand the full movie. It just feelgood background noise, which makes me happy.

But the nice movies aren’t the only things nice that come with Christmas. Another thing that gets published around this time of the year, is the new AIVD Christmas puzzle. There is a new one every year, and I’ve been spending way too much time on them since I was 15. Every year, most of my holiday goes into the puzzle, knowing in advance that I will not solve everything (by far) and it will leave me frustrated. If you are interested, follow the AIVD Instagram or Twitter, there already is a teaser and when the puzzle is published, it will be a put on there as well.  When I was still in high school, I did it with a couple of my friends from school, but when I came to Eindhoven, I quickly found out that there are a lot of people here that like to spend time on it as well.

The last nice things is that we get two free weeks. Two weeks to recharge, to sleep, to spend some time with family, to spend some time on your hobbies and maybe catch up a bit on your courses. And although this year everything is different, I hope you can still enjoy your holidays.

Keep going for the last two weeks, and after that, get some rest!

Below I added a list of the some of the Christmas movies on Netflix I watched, so make so time to check them out.

Holidate, The princess switch, A Christmas prince, A Christmas prince: the royal wedding, A Christmas prince: the royal baby, Christmas wonderland, Christmas made to order, Operation Christmas drop


Lucia Kalkman

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