Day 8 of Blogmas 2020!
Today I thought I could talk about my things of Christmas. Before I dive into today’s topic. Did anyone know that ‘My Favorite Things’ from ‘The Sound of Music’ is now considered a Christmas song? I sure didn’t.
My favorite part of Christmas is it brings people together. There’s something in the air that changes. My brother doesn’t understand what I mean, but I honestly feel that the closer it gets to the 25th of December, the air changes. It’s like walking down Main Street in Disneyland. It makes people want to get together. It makes you want to be a better person.
Maybe not, maybe it is just me, and I’m manifesting it onto everyone else.
I can’t be that wrong, though. Why else would we volunteer to spend time with family we sometimes dislike? Not that I do. I mean, I enjoy spending time with my family. And I love that I get the opportunity to catch up with family I haven’t seen all year. I have a giant family, so it’s a little hard to keep up with everyone throughout the year.
And this year, in particular, I feel it’s going to be hard for me. California has travel restrictions. I can leave California, but I would not be able to come back. This means I’ll miss going to vegas to spend time with my mom and dad for Christmas.
I don’t know if it’s Christmas or winter in general, but I love the fact I can drink hot chocolate all day, and my friends don’t laugh and call me a child for not drinking coffee. Honestly, watching Christmas movies with a hot chocolate just sounds so amazing right now.
I wish it got colder in California because winter weather is another favorite of mine. Maybe not the weather but the fashion the weather brings. The scarfs, mittens, beanies, and knee-high boots. There’s just something about wearing layers that is *chef’s kiss* just perfect.
I really love decorating for anything but decorating for Christmas is something magical. Don’t get me wrong, at Halloween, you can turn your house into the spookiest whatever; it’s great. But Christmas is its own thing. I think if I had my own place, I’d treat Christmas like a challenge. It’s the time to go all out and be creative. How much could I evolve from one year to the next?
Maybe I’m boring, but as an adult, it’s not about presents anymore. Just being together and decorating and just enjoying the holiday spirit is enough for me. Which is a big part of why I’m making Christmas cards a new holiday tradition in my life. I want to spread any type of joy and kindness I can.
I’m so ready for Christmas. I know it’s the same every year. My family comes over, and something dramatic happens to cause a chain reaction of everyone to leave. But it is just part of it.