Top 5 Favorite Things About Christmas
Like many, Christmas is my favorite holiday. It’s such a festive time of year, filled with family and fun, and all the wonderful feelings the season brings. Today I’d like to share with you my Top 5 Favorite Things About Christmas!
1. Putting Up and Decorating the Tree
I love when the time comes to put up the Christmas tree! A lot of people put their trees up right after Thanksgiving, which is what my family has always done. So as soon as the turkey from the night before settles, we’re all gathered in the living room putting up the tree together. I love picking and choosing which ornament goes where on the tree and watching my son help wrap the lights and garland. He has such a fun time!
2. Wrapping Presents
Maybe I’m strange for this one… but wrapping Christmas presents is so exciting! I have a bit of OCD, so I tend to be picky when it comes to the way my gifts are wrapped. They have to be absolute perfection! The perfect paper, bow, and no creases – or else I will have a panic attack! Lol. I just love how beautiful they look sitting under that tree, as well! And knowing the receiver will also love how beautiful they are brings a smile to my face.
3. Christmas Movie Marathons
Every year, ABC Family has a 25 Days of Christmas movie marathon that my family and I look forward to. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Christmas movies! Some of my favorite movies are A Christmas Story, Nightmare Before Christmas, and The Grinch!
4. The Smells and Aromas
Ok, now you’re really thinking I’m a weirdo, huh? I know you know what I’m talking about when I say “Christmas smells and aromas”. Those wonderful smells that constantly linger around Christmas time… apples and cinnamon, vanilla, cookies baking, pine needles… the list could go on and on! I absolutely love the “smell of Christmas”!
5. Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is even better than Christmas Day, in my opinion (although my son would probably disagree). I love watching the excitement in my son’s eyes when it’s almost time for bed, aka almost time for Santa to come. In our family, the tradition is that we are each allowed to choose one present from under the tree to open. Whichever present you want! I always enjoyed that part of Christmas Eve as a kid, so I decided to carry it on to my son. And of course, he loves it too!
Christmas brings so many great memories to mind and I love making even more with each year that passes by. I would love to hear what your favorite part of Christmas is! Do you love the movies? Or do you like the aromas better? Let us know!
Megan is a 25 year old blogging mama and avid reader from Louisville, Kentucky. She’ll read just about anything, but her favorite genres are Fantasy, Mystery and Historical Fiction. She loves relaxing with a good book and a vanilla latte, and is addicted to WordPress and Goodreads.