As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, I find myself happily anticipating all the best things about Christmas. I love everything about Christmastime, from the lights to the cold, refreshing air… from the decorations to the eggnog. It’s the time of the year when the world seems the most magical. So I decided to share with you what I believe to be the best things about Christmas, and the time surrounding it.
1. Choosing a Tree
I know that fake trees are all the rage and all, but in my family, real trees are the only way to go. Every year, we pick a date in early December, and hit a tree farm, looking for the perfect fit. And we never find it. Our trees are always too tall, or too wide, or they lean a little weirdly to the left… but they’re all beautiful. And that SMELL. You simply cannot fake the smell of a Christmas tree, even with the magic of Yankee Candle. Picking a tree and bringing it home is the start of the Christmas celebration in my family, and it is one of the best things about Christmas.