Even though Christmas is my favorite holiday—besides my birthday, which will change the older I get—I can’t pick just one Christmas that is my favorite.
I love everything about Christmas: the smell, the lights, the decorations, donating to the ones in need and the presents. I love giving and receiving gifts—of course.
So, if I had to pick just one, I guess I would pick the first Christmas that I spent with my husband when we were dating. I lived with my parents at the time, and he came over to exchange gifts, spend the day with me and eat lots and lots of food.
It was a time before our funds were comingled and just a time that was exciting, because I had no clue what he was getting me for Christmas. He ended up getting me tickets to go see The Blue Man Group in Vegas for my birthday weekend (I think he wanted it to be two gifts in one). Don’t worry; he still got me a present for my birthday. In fact, every year he says, “You know what’s good about your birthday?”, and I stop him and say, “No, no, they are two separate days!” My birthday is February 15th, the day after Valentine’s Day. Shout out to my fellow Aquarians!
Anyway, I absolutely love Christmas. I love going into the mountains and cutting down a tree, decorating the fresh tree that smells like I live in the forest, the way my cat sleeps under the tree because she thinks she’s hiding in the forest and we can’t see her, the ham, real mashed potatoes, pie and seeing the faces of my loved ones when they open the gifts I gave them.
I’m sure my favorite Christmas will change once I have kids, but until then, my husband and I decorate for us—and our cat. So, to brighten up your holiday, if you think you shouldn’t decorate because no one will see it (we’ve had Christmas when it was just us that saw the decorations), do it for yourself. Christmas time should make you happy. I know it brings joy to my face each night I turn on my tree, and I will do it every year no matter what.
What is your favorite Christmas?