PS I will admit that I find NYC this time of year to be extra amazing. My anti-decoration tendencies may be cracking a bit from all the lights and trees everywhere. Where do New Yorkers buy Christmas trees? On the sidewalk. Who knew?!
Want to know a little bit of a secret? I’m not really into the holidays. Any holiday, for the matter. Whether it’s a birthday or Valentine’s Day or simply National [Fill in the Blank] Day…. I just don’t get it. I (obviously) understand the religious aspects of holidays. And I can understand hy some people get into the various holiday spirits. But it’s just not me.
My apartment will happily remain decoration free. (Sorry Mom…) So there will be no cute Instagrams coming from my account! I would also like to point out here, that I wouldn’t even know where to put a tree in this apartment. (“No room! No room!”)
There are few things that I don’t mind about the holidays.
The first is some music. Back in high school, Christmas music sheets were passed around right after our fall concert. We would prepare for our Madrigal Dinners for the two months leading up to the big weekend. By the time December rolled around, I would have rather shot myself in the foot than sing about fig pudding for another second. BUT, I have the best memories from Madrigals!
And I absolutely count down the days until holiday shaped Reese’s cups come out. They simply taste better. (I think there’s a different chocolate/peanut butter ratio than the normal cups…. or there’s crack in it. Something like that.)
While I wouldn’t proclaim myself an all-out Grinch, I’m certainly no Cindy Lou Who (pre-Gossip Girl. ha).
(Stacy and her friends all dressed up like Whos one year!)
I like reading blogs with holiday decoration tutorials. I enjoy Instagram-snippets of trees and trimmings in other people’s apartment. Christmas tree scented candles are nice. And Gingerbread Lattes are sweet too.
I hope that my love for Christmas movies will redeem me some Holiday Cheer Points.
Eloise at Christmastime is a favorite! I don’t care how old you are, it’s way adorable.
Other favorites: The Holiday, Love Actually, & The Santa Clause (this is an ultimate Heitlinger Family favorite).
What’s your take on holidays– are you a Cindy Lou Who or a Grinch, or somewhere in between? What’s your favorite holiday movies?