That Starry Mick: Ten Things The Toddler Said About Christmas

The Toddler had a few things to say on the subject of Christmas (and the subject of Mick). Here are her festive highlights.

1. The approach of Happy Christmas Day
Sitting in the bath a couple of days before Christmas, The Toddler knows exactly what is going on: ‘Only a couple more sleeps. Couple more sleeps until happy Christmas.’

2. That Starry Mick
The Toddler hears It Was on a Starry Night from Grandma. She requests a rendition of her new song from a confused Silly Mummy: ‘That Starry Mick! Sing That Starry Mick!’

3. Father Christmas’ gingers
The Toddler really latches onto the biscuits for Father Christmas aspect of Christmas. This may seem a very minor element of the whole experience to most, but biscuits are very important to The Toddler. Such that any mention of The Toddler seeing Father Christmas is met with: ‘And I give him gingers!’ (When The Toddler actually did see Father Christmas, she gave him a frown. He might have preferred the biscuits.)

4. Eyes on your own biscuits, please, Father Christmas
The Toddler is also quite concerned to ensure that Father Christmas is aware that he is only to eat his own biscuit allocation. A few days before Christmas, abruptly breaking off in the middle of playing, The Toddler announces: ‘Father Christmas can’t eat Daddy’s biscuit. Daddy’s not going to be happy.’

5. Excited, possibly
Silly Mummy reminds The Toddler of plans for Christmas Eve evening: ‘We’re going to go for a walk and look for Father Christmas’ sleigh, aren’t we?’
The Toddler believes the plan meets with her approval, but doesn’t wish to get carried away until she is sure: ‘Okay. I think I might be excited.’

6. The Snowman
Watching The Snowman, The Toddler narrates: ‘Now he’s sad and he melts. He can’t get up.’ However, it appears that her understanding of quite how sad it is that The Snowman can’t get up may have been tempered by frequent watchings, which may have convinced her he just gets up again another day: ‘The Snowman’s melted now. We’ll see him another time.’

7. Goodwill to all men
In the spirit of goodwill to all men, The Toddler masters the art of sharing. Taking a present addressed to both her and The Baby, she announces: ‘This is for me.’
Silly Mummy reminds her: ‘And The Baby.’
The Toddler considers and counters with: ‘And for me.’ The Toddler apparently will share, but is counting herself twice, so she gets double plays.

8. New Year
On New Year’s Eve, Silly Mummy is explaining New Year to The Toddler: ‘And tomorrow it will be the New Year…’
The Toddler interjects, she’s got this: ‘Then I’ll see The Snowman!’ Silly Mummy and The Toddler had just read The Snowman moments before. The Toddler likes to relate all new information to something she already knows about. Particularly if it is something she knows about from two minutes previously, regardless of relevance.

9. Silent Night
The Toddler is in the back of the car singing Silent Night:
‘All is calm
All is calm
All is calm
All is calm…’
Brilliantly, she breaks off to announce that she is singing Silent Night. Yes, ‘silent night’, The Toddler: those are more words of the song. Words you could sing that aren’t ‘all is calm’. No? Sticking with ‘all is calm’? I see.

10. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
The Toddler very nearly mastered the standard ‘merry Christmas and a happy New Year’ greeting. ‘Reading’ a gift tag, she declares, ‘It says happy new Christmas and a Christmas reindeer.’ Indeed.


  1. I just love reading the things toddlers say. I’ve always wished I’d written down the wonderful words of wisdom that my children uttered. So I’m doing it with my grandson, who at the moment has whole sntances with “D”! I love the innocence of it all, her sharing and reading 🙂

  2. I just love reading the things toddlers say. I’ve always wished I’d written down the wonderful words of wisdom that my children uttered. So I’m doing it with my grandson, who at the moment has whole sntances with “D”! I love the innocence of it all, her sharing and reading 🙂 #abitofeverything

  3. The Toddler needs a book! I love the idea of her sharing… with herself. Miss Tot did something similar and insisted on opening (and claiming) all of Mstr Tot’s presents and allocating him a suitable off-cast to play with before moving on to open her own.

    Brilliant as always.

  4. Kathryn says:

    Having six toddlers of my own, I still love to hear all the different variations they come up with. No two are alike! Their worldview is definitely uplifting! Thanks for sharing your tot’s words of wisdom. #WAYWOW

  5. Mel says:

    I just love toddlers’ way of seeing the world. Snowman melted, we’ll see snowman again. Yep, next time you play the DVD: great thinking, little one! No sadness needed here. #brilliantblogposts

  6. Amy says:

    I love their little comments. I’ve tried to write them down in a little book – you forget if you don’t capture it straight away, lovely memory for you.

  7. Oh!! This is the cutest thing I’ve read, possibly ever!!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!

    You’ve actually made me look forward to when my tiny one is a little older just to hear her little comments! Dreamy! #brilliantblogposts

  8. El says:

    “happy new Christmas and a Christmas reindeer”— quick, this needs to be made into Next Year’s Christmas card! Lovely post, laughing all the way! Can’t wait to hear what Toddler says about Easter! Thanks for sharing with #abitofeverything

  9. Mim says:

    Hee hee about the snowman – ahh they’re so innocent aren’t they! My husband, despite being an artist, watched The Snowman for the first time this year – despicable! My 2 year old has the same sharing ideas as The Toddler – as in, only sharing if she still gets more 🙂 Mim x #TheList

  10. Fab post… I love your toddler’s world, it must be so fun 😉
    I really can’t wait for H to get to that age… well I can, but you know what I mean, I’m definitely NOT wishing the time away, it’s flying far too fast as it is!) #kcacols

  11. Little Miss A has mastered her own version of wishing people a new year “We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new YOU!”
    Close enough, right?
    I love The Toddler’s “Christmas reindeer” greeting.
    Fun list as always!

  12. I love this girl, seriously she needs here own show, or the two of you do, and of course it wouldn’t be the same without The Baby! “I think I might be excited”, lol. She really gets it, sometimes I’m not so sure either!!! Happy New Year to you all!

  13. haha your toddler is so funny! I like the story about the biscuits. She is indeed very protective of the biscuits and Father Christmas can’t get daddy’s biscuits otherwise daddy will be sad! This is brilliant! lol Thanks for sharing this at #KCACOLS. 🙂 xx

  14. Lol The Toddlers never fails to make me smile. I love her version of Silent Night. Holly sings you’ll find a baby laying in a pond instead of manger *I just love their versions of Christmas carols*. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday. Xx#KCACOLS

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