Christmas in the Alps!
I remember when I spent my first Christmas in the Alps. I was quite young, probably 9 or 10 and a keen little skier. We did a mini-Christmas at home before we left as we didn’t have enough room to take all the presents with us (we were flying that year instead of driving), but we did take a few of the smaller gifts for something to open on Christmas morning. That in itself was amazing, I felt like I had 2 Christmas’ that year, a dream come true as a kid.
We arrived a couple of days before, there had just been a huge dump of snow and everything sparkled. There were fairy lights everywhere, flashing Santas and reindeer and the atmosphere was so festive! The village looked just like a Christmas card.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1630″ img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]Christmas day was lovely. We had our few presents to open, including more that our parents had secretly purchased from the local shops. We opted for a French Christmas meal and were greeted with frog’s legs and snails for starter. The frog’s legs tasted a bit like chicken, but there was no way I was going to put a snail in my mouth. (I have done since then and turns out they are quite edible when covered in garlic!) My favourite part of the meal though had to be the traditional French Christmas dessert: la bûche de Noël, a log shaped cake made of chocolate and chestnuts.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1632″ img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]Now obviously you can have presents and food at home, but the one thing you can’t do, even if you get a little bit of snow, is go skiing! Not properly anyway. My parents even bought us Santa hats to wear for the occasion, and some people like to dress up in fancy dress too. No matter what the conditions are like, everyone is in high spirits and has a great day. You just can’t beat skiing on Christmas day.
My long-term memory is pretty bad, and consequently many of my childhood Christmas memories all blend into one, with only a few particularly standing out. That year of course was one I’ll always remember.
Morzine in particular plans to put on a spectacular show to celebrate Christmas and the end of the year, with fireworks, shows for children, music in the streets and an ice dance show on Christmas day! So whether you come Christmas week, or the weeks surrounding it, you’ll get to join in on the festive activities.
Everyone loves the idea of a white Christmas, so spending it in the Alps is a great way of guaranteeing an unforgettable white Christmas! At mountainxtra we still have a 10 person (or 12 person if using all bunk beds) 5 bedroom luxury chalet with hot tub and sauna now available to rent from 21/12/13 to 28/12/13 (2 minute drive from Morzine centre) normally £3500 now only £2000 for the whole week! That is only £166.67 per person. If you are interested in receiving more details about this or other Morzine & Les Gets Holiday properties please contact mountain xtra.