Eight Things That Make The Holiday Season Better
Christmas time (which officially commences the day after Thanksgiving) is my favorite time of year. Once the house is decorated, reading a book by the tree is my personal hygge. There are a lot of little traditions in my family that enhance the holiday season.
1. Salted caramel hot chocolate from Starbucks
2. Bath and Body works Christmas soaps: https://www.bathandbodyworks.com/p/holiday-traditions-gentle-foaming-hand-soap-5-pack-024582145.html?cgid=new-hand-soaps#start=27
3. Disney’s annual Christmas Day parade (https://wdwnt.com/2019/11/full-slate-of-star-studded-disney-parks-christmas-specials-announced-for-holiday-season-2019/) a festive extravaganza featuring characters and mainstream music artists
4. New Netflix movies (this year, the big release seems to be The Knight Before Christmas starring Vanessa Hudgens and surprisingly not starring Noah Centineo)
5. Reindeer mugs (they make any drink festive): https://www.potterybarn.com/m/products/reindeer-mug-set/?sku=2055713&cm_ite=2055713&gclid=CjwKCAiAh5_uBRA5EiwASW3IaqXCIfVbo7vjr6Io7GTLSAaC0h0csCnNv_OMkh7JVE673NaDd127uRoC2csQAvD_BwE
6. Advent calendars!! My house is full of so many advent calendars that it takes half the day to update them all. The new one my sister and I got this year features twelve days of Disney socks: https://www.shopdisney.com/disney-parks-holiday-food-advent-sock-set-for-women-400035551568.html?efc=179006&CMP=KNC-DSSGoogle&gclid=CjwKCAiAh5_uBRA5EiwASW3IapUwiOVrb7VUxshd193LfacIOAP_AOw1L_2Z_ehhPqs0GdnkizvlhhoCm-YQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
7. The Mistletones!! My mom discovered this movie during my sophomore year of high school, and it is my favorite Christmas film of ALL TIME. It’s a romance and a musical- they cover all the classic Christmas songs. In my opinion, this movie is the adult Christmas version of High School Musical.
8. Matching family christmas pajamas. Matching PJs has been a family tradition for as long as I can remember. This year, we found festive Snoopy and Woodstock patterned PJs: https://www.amazon.com/PajamaGram-Family-Pajamas-Matching-Sets/dp/B06XXZLBR