first_imgCHRISTMAS DAY WOULDN’T be the same without the heavy scents that flood the air throughout the house.Smells like…1. Eau de Mam’s hamMam’s ham; often attempted, never imitated. It isn’t truly Christmas day until this mouth-watering scent floods the house. Source: sk8geek2. Christmas tree spritzNOTHING beats the smell of a real Christmas tree as it slowly dies in your living room. Not even the smell of new car, the pages of a book, or cold hard cash. Nothing. Source: hodgers3. Cinnamon scentWe don’t know when or where this connection to Christmas happened, but we like it. Want to make something smell like Christmas? Throw a bit of cinnamon on it. Source: CINNAMON VOGUE4. Whiff of wrapping paperLet’s face it, wrapping presents is a pain. But the smell of that freshly cut shiny paper, mmmmmm. Source: sealionsrule5. Musk of atticAll your decorations have been dragged down and the staleness of the attic lives through them. It’s a mixture of those year old newspapers you used to wrap them up and dusty insulation. Source: Kelseyandkevin6. Orange zestBit’ve orange in everything, now it’s Christmas. Dried orange, orangey chocolate, an orange with little cloves stuck into it. We’ve got notions of Christmas oranges considering we’re past the days when they used to be the only present you’d get in your sock, as your dad will constantly tell you. Source: robef7. Aroma of despairCan we leave now? Little dude on the right knows what we’re talkin’ bout. Source: Mask8. Burning dust of radHas the heat been off for the past week at all? Nothing says Christmas like lounging around uncomfortably full and sweating actual sweats alongside your meat sweats. “Are you warm? Will we turn off that heat?” gets banded around a lot, but nobody ever does. Source: TripAdvisor9. Fragrant frostIt may not be a white Christmas, but it will always be a frosty one. The frosty chill in the air and the crunch under you feet, it doesn’t smell like Christmas without that earthy air. Source: noii’s10. Cracker singeAfter you’ve been pressured into putting your paper hat on, it hits your nose. The card strip inside that snaps leaves a smoky chemical smell that just can’t be good for anyone. Breathe it in deep, it only comes once a year. Source: dearbarbie11. Canned Guinness gasNo, not that kind of gas. The actual gas that comes out of the can when you crack open a cold one to accompany the box of Heroes. Source: Stephen Douglas12. Sweet-box stenchA bit plasticy, a bit chocolatey. All in all, a welcome smell after your mountainous dinner. Choose wisely, choose carefully. Source: Louise McSharry7 things you miss when you’re away from home for Christmas>The essential ‘Christmas at home’ survival guide>last_img read more