For full effect, please read this post while listening to Christmas music. It will make it that much better. Trust me. I highly suggest (wait for it….) Hanson’s Christmas Album, Snowed In. Seriously. If you don’t think it could possibly put you in the Christmas spirit, just give it a chance. Here’s a good example. Don’t judge me. Or at the very minimum, don’t judge me until you listen to it.
I refuse to apologize for celebrating Christmas (or for liking Hanson’s Christmas album). It’s my favorite holiday. Next to my birthday, which is an unofficial holiday, but a holiday none-the-less. I am working on making it official. Give me a little time.
I know that Christmas is not celebrated by everyone, and I feel sad for those that don’t get to participate in the joy that is Christmas. I will hope that you at least have another holiday in which you can get overly cheesy and spiced up on sugar while listening to jingling music and dancing around your house while opening gifts. If that doesn’t sound like the time of your life, I don’t know what would.
However, in order to be fair to every one of my readers, I will willingly participate in other December holidays that you celebrate. Just send me the gifts, food, music, etc. and I will go nuts. All out. Holiday spirit can not be turned off. Note: I will also accept money.
In order to get the house ready for Christmas, decorating is a MUST. I put this little centerpiece together every year, and I still love it as much as I did a few years ago. I bought a bunch of bulbs, some candles, and a string of silver beads. I also got the sparkly snowflakes from the Dollar Tree one year – perfect addition. Throw it all in a tray and voila. Instant spirit. Instant sparkle.
What’s your favorite Christmas decoration at your house?
P.S.: Are you getting ready for St. Nick Day?!?! Do you even know what St. Nick Day is??? Details to come soon…