Other than the snow, which I realize I live in the wrong state to even consider the slightest possibility of having a warm December; but mostly for the fact that I get to load Christmas tunes on my ipod and listen to them over and over. After working 10-12 hour days, and listening to nothing but joyous, hallelujah praises that would set your mind straight too!!
But it all comes down to...DUH DUH DUMMMMMMMMMMMM
Allow me to start the season off straight with just a few traditions that my family and I do for the holidays. The first, and what I like to consider one of THE most important, the smell.
Yes, I said the smells. As in the aroma in the air. Its not Christmas without the smell of a freshly cut Noble Fir Christmas Tree, complete with the Christmas Wreath scented Yankee Candle from Gardener Village. HO HO HO its definitely Christmas time when you light that thing up.
Secondly, the Christmas Ornaments.
Since the past 5 years, we have purchased nothing but Hallmark ornaments. They come out with different kinds of influential icons every year, from Disney to Star Wars to the Star Trek Enterprise, I call it ODE to Pop Culture. You name it, we have collected the best ones thus far. My all time favorite is the Pirates of the Caribbean Jack Sparrow that plays, "A Pirates Life For Me" at will. Gotta love it!
Next, would have to be one I personally started in 2003. Which I throw a Christmas Party for a small group of close friends all of whom I consider to have made a major impact on my life. Believe me, I tend to go all out. From Cooking a complete turkey dinner, with homemade rolls, to desserts of all different kinds. I guess you can call it a way how I show them how much they mean to me and how grateful I am that they're apart of my life (and hopefully for the upcoming year.)
I am planning on another go at it! For those of you reading this, consider this your invitation to attend! You will not be disappointed. Trust me on that one. Its will be on Friday December 21st starting at 6:30 pm and going til whenever you feel like you need to lose your holly berries. I would love to have you attend.
Consider that my attempt at begging and offering my soul...now pass the wassail!!