Have you ever heard people say, "Well, it is December, but it just doesn't FEEL like Christmas!" For some people, the thing that really makes December Christmas is snow; for others, it is having the Christmas Tree and lights up. I thought I would do a silly post and tell you of all the things that make December feel like Christmas to me:
Ok, so I am going to start with a few movies that remind me of Christmas. I
Although parts are incredibly inappropriate, I am in love with this movie- it so romantic and so much fun.
My favorite Christmas movie growing up was the Nutcracker Prince. I loved it growing up and thought the fact that *Spoiler Alert* the main character fell in love with Nutcracker and then he was a real boy and they were in love in real life... *swoon*. Anyway, as an adult, I see how absolutely ridiculous parts of it are, but I still love it!
The second sweet that reminds me of Christmas is another that I can't have... because I can't find them anywhere. Typically, I find Archway cookies to be awful. At Christmastime, however, they make iced shortbread cookies that are absolutely amazing. I had them every year growing up. I found them once 3 years ago as a fluke, but other than that- it has been a long time since I have had those lovely things!( I can't even find a picture!!)
For me, it can't be Christmas without a Christmas tree. I love turning all the lights off and looking at the tree at night time. I love taking off my glasses and seeing the psychedelic swirl the colors make to my "blind as a bat" eyes (call me weird). I am an angel person. My husband is a star person. We had a star for the first 6 years of our marriage, but now a beautiful angel sits on the top of our tree. Are you a star person, an angel person, a bow person, or something else?
In the Northeast, we are lucky- we may actually have a White Christmas this year. We haven't had a White Christmas since 2009. I live near Philly, but I grew up in the Western PA mountains. It was very very rare to have a bare yard at Christmas. Things seem a little less festive without snow. I love looking at Christmas lights at night, but seeing them covered in snow is just amazing- if you haven't had this experience, I truly am sorry. I am also sorry if you haven't gotten to see giant icecicles hanging outside- they are just beautiful.
Obviously a big part of Christmas is Christmas music. I will be honest- if the music isn't a traditional carol or something from the 40s or 50s, I am simply not interested. I don't like "Last Christmas" and I can't stand "Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time" (the synthesizer sounds on that one literally make a vein pop out of my forehead). I am a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas music. Here are two of my favorites:
I would love to hear some of your favorites of Christmas! Please share them in the comments below- I promise I will read and reply! Merry Christmas!