I am slightly obsessed with the Christmas season. By ‘slightly’, I mean ‘I start listening to Christmas carols in July’. No biggie. There is nothing better than a good Christmas tune.
I thought for this entry, I would list the four most wonderful things about Christmas (in Elise’s opinion). There are probably a lot more than four, but I don’t want this entry to turn into some sort of novel.
Disclaimer: These items are not being placed in any order, I’m just writing them as they come to my mind.
one; decorations– Let’s be honest… Who doesn’t think that Christmas lights are beautiful? And Christmas trees?! Yeah, I’m pretty sure they’re the best.
two; carols– A good Christmas song can make my heart flutter. Some personal favorites would be “O Holy Night”, “Silent Night”, & “Winter Wonderland”. What are yours? Let me know. I’d love to hear them!
three; family– I am a person who thoroughly enjoys spending time with my family. Laughing & celebrating with them is something I wouldn’t trade for the world. Every year, my dad’s family goes up to a “Christmas House” for a few days; it’s one of my favorite traditions.
four; baking– Getting together with friends and/or family & baking cookies is another favorite holiday tradition of mine. No, this doesn’t specifically fall under a ‘Christmas tradition’. I could do this during any season or holiday. However, I participate more in this activity during the winter time. The entire house fills with wonderful smells & my heart becomes happy because of it.
Of course, celebrating the birth of Jesus is on this list as well, but I don’t feel like that should be a number on this list. Christmas is the joyous celebration of Jesus Christ. My favorite holiday wouldn’t exist if He didn’t. All of the little items on this list are just bonus points. 🙂
I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday season. Spend it with the people you love the most, and above all, don’t lose track of what the holidays are really about.