December is a great month. First and foremost, it’s my birthday month! I don’t know about you, but I’ll be feeling 22 this year. It’s also the time where my year-round Grinch quotes are finally accepted.
I love the Hallmark-ness of Christmas. I love the old movies, the tv specials, the cookies. My dad always had the most perfect decorations at the house. Our house is straight out of a magazine for every day of the year; Christmas isn’t any different. Even though it isn’t very cold here in Florida, I have the strong need to make a big batch of my Munner’s hot chocolate mix and my mom’s Puppy Chow Chex Mix.
I went about 8 years without celebrating Christmas. My family celebrated Hanukkah, and we were pretty traditional with it. I remember spending many of those years in New Mexico mountains, lighting our menorahs against snowy backdrops. I found a blog that mentioned growing up celebrating both holidays, and she included a recipe for latkes. Now I need to go to the store and make them for my roommates. If nothing else about December is great, the food is incredible.
|Our apartment Christmas tree|
I put up our tree a few nights ago with the help of Cody. I need to get quality photos of it at night and from outside. The only photos I have are the ones taken on my phone. We also have a cheap garland with some lights and candy canes hanging from it on our bar. Next year I hope I get to do a little more as far as decorations; then again, I hope I’m not under so much financial stress next year. I will admit to being a little underwhelmed with my decorating skills. These are a few of my most favorite ornaments on the tree:
|My baby ornament.|
|A cool t-rex.|
|A gift from my Munner a few years back.|
I always keep my Christmas music on my playlists. Here are a few of my favorite albums: