Sunday, December 2, 2012

Getting in the Holiday Spirit.

I love everything about the holiday season. The chill in the air, drinking hot chocolate to warm up, the music + the decorations. One of my favorite things to do with Erich is grab hot chocolates + drive around the neighborhoods with the best Christmas light setups. There is even a house that has their lights synced to a radio station you can listen to in your car - its crazy awesome! I'm also a big fan of attending the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County Holiday Light Show, but Erich groans when I mention it  [he works at a coffee shop that most light show guests stop at, so from Thanksgiving until the end of December, he is a total crankypants when he comes home from a weekend closing shift].

A photo from last year's Holiday Light Show.

Luckily, we have a few days between the end of the semester + Christmas to go exploring, so our days will be spent watching holiday flicks, getting last minute gifts + being in the holiday spirit. It always makes me so sad once Christmas is over - the decorations come down, the music is "back to normal" on the radio + life loses that bit of magic that only the holiday season provides. I guess that is what keeps the holiday season so special - if we were immersed year-round, we might not be able to truly appreciate it.

What are some of your favorite things about the holiday season?


  1. I feel the same way. Exhilarated by the specialness of the season; deflated when life returns to "normal". Why can't people be nice all year 'round?

  2. I lovvvve Christmas time too! watching all of the Christmas movies, having hot chocolate and special Christmasy coffee drinks and stuff is the best :) such a magical time of year!!

    Happy Sunday! I hope you've had a great weekend :-D

  3. The music and the magical feeling in the air! I love to go holiday shopping, even if I don't buy a single thing. The energy is amazing!