While I’ve been in a bit of a holiday induced fervor for the past couple
weeks days, I’m relieved that the time has come where I can finally share the joy that’s been building up inside of me with everyone else. Thanksgiving has past, Santa has come down Broadway and black friday has come and gone (and no, having not been in America for the introduction of cyber monday, I don’t really understand what it is, enlighten me?). Now all that’s left is to crank up the Christmas music, break out the molasses and decorate the tree. You can bet that this little bloggy will be filled with ways to practice good cheer during the next coming weeks. I can’t wait to share it with you!
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, though. Sure, there are a billion things we want to do this season, but it’s also one of the busiest times of the year. Between parties, exams, essays, prior engagements, gift buying and spending time with family, it’s easy to feel like all you have so much to do, there’s no time to simply enjoy the season. Here’s my personal festive bucket list of things that I need to accomplish before we ring in the New Year. Are any of the things on my list also on yours?
Watch A Christmas Story
and Arthur’s Perfect Christmas
and Olive the Other Reindeer
and Love Actually
and probably Charlie Brown’s Christmas too.
Decorate the tree (it’s real)
Bake perfect gingerbread men
and make a gingerbread house.
Buy an advent calendar
Drink an eggnog latte with someone I love
and make a homemade one as well!
Hang up the stockings with care
Listen to Christmas music every day
Drink from a Christmas mug every day
Get hot chocolate from City Bakery
Visit a Christmas Market (preferrably the one in Union Square)
Make paper snowflakes (like last year!)
Listen to The Nutcracker
Page through The Christmas Almanac in front of the tree
maybe with a mug of hot coco
Make a fruit cake
yes, a fruit cake. and some peppermint bark to offset the disappointment
Spend time with my friends and family (cough, mom and dad, cough)
What are you planning to do for Christmas this year?