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The holiday season is upon us, and the lights, trees, and cheer are all over. There is no better time of the year, and unless you are Scrooge or the Grinch, you are one happy camper. Here is a list of the top 22 best things about the holiday season to get you excited!

  1. Christmas Trees: There is nothing that says Christmas more than a Christmas tree. The joy of getting a pre-lit tree is hard to beat. Well, almost – the best is when your friend takes pity on you and asks if she can help with the tree. The professional touch and talent from Renee Burroughs Design thrills me to no end! Early mornings, coffee and my tree…
  2.  Chance of Snow: Who doesn’t dream of a white Christmas? Being from Ohio it was pretty certain to see the white stuff, here in South Carolina, not so much. But there are short snowfalls that you can create a tiny snowman just to say you did.
    tiny snowman
  3. Lights: Driving or walking around and seeing all the pretty lights can make anyone smile. Everything just glistens more during this season.
  4. Vacation Time: Whether you are a student anticipating winter break (because finals are just torture), or in the real world waiting for time off from work, vacation time is always welcomed.
  5. Specialty Coffees: Hot Chocolate warms the soul, but a Toffee Nut Latte from Starbucks tops the list for me! starbucks
  6. Ornaments: they are everywhere! My tree is full of ornaments gifted from close friends and many made by my kids growing up – priceless! Recently I have taken time to jot on the back of ornaments of who gave them and the year – this way you can share the joy for years.
  7. Christmas Parties and Events: There are so many parties during this season! It’s pretty tough to fit them all in, so jot down the events, check the ones you “can’t miss” and sit down with your schedule. RSVP with no regrets.
  8. Ugly Christmas sweaters: An excuse to wear an ugly sweater is always acceptable. No one can tell me they don’t secretly love wearing these awful awful sweaters. Time with close friends is especially needed during the holidays.
    ugly sweater
  9. Presents: The holidays shouldn’t be about the presents, but we all secretly love getting them. How can anyone not look forward to unwrapping a gift and being surprised?
  10. Treats: This is one of the few seasons where treats are abundant, and there are no limits to how many candy canes, gingerbread men, or peppermint bark you can eat.
  11. Stockings: Stockings are pretty awesome, unless you get coal in yours. Then they are pretty terrible. I always have struggles on what to put in them, might be forced to get some here.
  12. Snuggling: It’s cold outside, and this is the season to warm up with someone. There is no better time to snuggle up with someone in front of a movie.
  13. Ice Skating: Haven’t personally been ice skating in years because I am the most uncoordinated person on earth, but I always secretly wish I could join all the happy faces out on the skating rink.
  14. Mistletoe: ‘nuf said.
  15. Carols and Music: Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls, Feliz Navidad, Carol of the Bells, and all those others that we can’t help but hum to during this season. Yes, they are on 24/7 from Thanksgiving on.
  16. Worship: Special services always touch the heart. If you do not have a home church, ask friends and join them. Check NewSpring for a close location and service times or even watch online. He is the reason.
  17. Christmas Sales: The hunt is part of the fun!
  18. Time of giving: The holidays also bring out the best in others, because it is important to make sure that we remember those who are less fortunate.
  19. Time with friends and family: Friends and family are fantastic, and this is the time to gather and remember how lucky we are to have people around us who love us. Some need extra patience during this time, sad memories can be overwhelming in this season.
  20. Classic Christmas Movies: Christmas movies time is upon us, and it is time to fire up the Netflix and curl up to watch your favorites. Love Christmas with the Kranks!
  21. The Holiday Cheer: The entire season brings a little extra bounce in your step, a smile to your face, and just all around happiness. It is such an amazing time of the year.
  22. The Chance to feel like a kid again: Whether you are 5 or 95, the holiday season is a time to really just enjoy yourself and reflect on all the good things in life.

Happy holidays everybody! I would love to hear some of your favorites!! 🙂