Starting off with decorations, if your house isn't looking like Santa's grotto, I'm sorry to tell you, your doing it all wrong. But really Christmas just isn't Christmas without baubles, wreaths and tinsels, I usually go for a bit more of a classic style just because I think its the cutest.
Then of course once my house looks like a grotto it's absolutely essential to walk around with a Christmas jumpers, slippers, pyjamas, and yes even socks because I feel you just can't do these christmas festivities without them. (maybe don't wear them all out tho) ;)
Finally a gold mascara, I received this from Avon and it is perfect for Christmas, i just apply it to the tips and it adds a lovely sparkle that glistens in the light, making it essential for a Christmas party!
What are your Christmas essentials?