Ten Things That Put Me In A Holiday Spirit
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas EVERYWHERE YOU GO!
This week on Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, the theme is Top Ten Things That Put You In A Holiday Mood. As a self-professed Christmas LOVER, I have decided to participate, albeit six days later, BUT better late than never.
1. The Christmas Aisle.
As soon as the ghosts and the pumpkin trick or treat bags come down, and the tinsel goes up, I am instantly psyched. Walking down that aisle, my heart begins to race, and I know the season has truly arrived.
2. Christmas lights.
You see, draping everything in Christmas lights instantly makes my day merry and bright (and may all your Christmases be white!).
3. Holiday Creamer.
I wait all goddamn year for Chocolate Mint Truffle creamer, and am very sad when the season ends and I have to go back to regular creamer.
4. The Red Kettle.
I feel like an asshole when I pass those kettles and don’t donate anything, so I always make sure to have a bit of change on me to toss in. Just seeing people stand in the freezing cold ringing a bell to do something to help others makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.
5. Peppermint Patties.
Not the candy, the drink. You know, milk, chocolate syrup, creme de menthe, and peppermint schapps. It’s Vixen’s drink of choice!
6. The Trans Siberian Orchestra
Blaring them in my car makes me feel both classy and Christmas-y. And I feel like a baller when I’m playing Christmas Eve Sarjevo.
7. Secret Santa
Unless you live in a cave, have no job, or no friends, or no money, then I will bet you are participating in a Secret Santa this year. I’m participating in 3. There’s something incredibly exciting about picking out things and being all secretive about it.
8. Christmas Sweaters.
Friends, I have always wanted to go on an ugly Christmas sweater bar crawl. It’s just not the season without a ridiculous sweater.
9. The movies and specials which make me laugh.
Home Alone, with your quotable lines, and Christmas Vacation with your ridiculousness, I am looking at you.
10. The movies and specials that make weep with joy.
I can’t get through A Charlie Brown Christmas without bawling as soon as those kids scream MERRY CHRISTMAS CHARLIE BROWN. Also, It’s A Wonderful Life always turns me into such a mess when Mary Bailey goes ‘it’s a miracle,George’ and everyone starts singing Hark The Herald Angels Sing and Auld Lane Syne. Seriously, it’s not Christmas to me unless I am a blubbering mess.