The staple things that Christmas is known for, whether that be the presents, spending time with your family or eating some delicious food are all wonderful. However, I have to argue that these things are not what make Christmas the absolute best time of the year. Actually, Christmas time is made great by the little things that happen at Christmas time. The things you have to intentionally look for, or else you might miss. The things that make you feel holly-jolly, warm-and-fuzzy, giddy or whatever you might call it.
I’ll keep this short and sweet for you. I have made a list of the wonderful, little things of Christmas.
- Hanging ornaments on a Christmas tree.
- Driving around seeing Christmas lights.
- The smell of gingerbread cookies.
- Taking a drink of hot chocolate.
- Sitting by the fireplace.
- Watching Hallmark for twenty five days straight.
- Decorating cookies.
- Plugging in the lights on your tree and seeing it illuminate your home.
- Waking up on Christmas morning.
- Going ice skating.
- Listening to Christmas music.
- Going to see Santa.
- Small town Christmas parades.
- Reading the “Night before Christmas” before going to sleep on Christmas Eve.
- Not being able to sleep on the night of Christmas Eve.
- Fuzzy socks.
- Decorating your home for Christmas.
- Driving downtown and seeing all the store windows festively decorated.
- Santa mugs.
- Wearing ugly Christmas sweaters.
- Reading Christmas stories.
- Getting Christmas cards in the mail.
There are just some things about this time of the year no other month can bring. Christmas time has the ability to bring joy to all, no matter what way that might be.