Besides Halloween, I will admit I still get excited for Christmas time. Things just seem to be more magical in the month of December. Maybe it is because of finally finding the love of my life or maybe it is due to still working in Kindergarten; I do not know. For the fourth year in a row, I am doing an activities Advent Calendar to count down to Christmas after reading some great articles online about it. I am big on traditions so here is an outline. Most of the things will be done either by myself, with George, or with my family. Also, just because there is a date attached does not mean it will happen on that date -- it is more of a checklist.
December 1st: Gather clothes and bring to The Bowery Mission.
December 2nd: Make Christmas mix CD for George and mail it. (Done!)
December 3rd: Get holiday cards.(Done!)
December 4th: Wear mistletoe headband. (Done!)
December 5th: Watch the movie Scrooged.(Done!)
December 6th: Get some chocolate coins and give them to people who make me smile. (Done!)
December 7th: Wear Christmas ornament earrings (Done!) get some hot chocolate at Hu Kitchen (Done!) & walk around Union Square holiday market. (Could not do this due to all of the protests going on because of the Eric Garner grand jury decision. Did not feel safe.)
December 8th: Watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
December 9th: Start writing out holiday cards. (Done!)
December 10th: Get a holiday inspired manicure. Make sure one nail is sparkly! (Done!)
December 11th: Watch A Charlie Brown Christmas. (Done!)
December 12th: Mail holiday cards. (Done!)
December 13th: Spend some time with some old friends and laugh at some Christmas mischief. (Done!)
December 14th: Watch He-Man & She-Ra A Christmas Special (Done!)
December 15th: Get a holiday inspired candle from Bath and Body Works.
December 16th: Make Star Wars themed glitter snowflakes.(Done!)
December 17th: Go watch some ice skaters in Bryant Park. (Done!)
December 18th: Watch one of my favorite movies Untamed Heart and have a good cry.
December 19th: Cozy up in some pajamas and watch the Pee Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special. (Done!)
December 20th: George visits. Visit the Rockefeller Center tree (Did not do as everyone does this and we are not ordinary) and walk along 5th Avenue and look at the holidays windows (Same reason. Everyone does this. We are not ordinary and never will be. I did see the Macy's windows as I have to walk past it to get to the Port Authority.) and take a picture with Santa. (Done!)
December 21st: Watch all of the Christmas episodes I have on DVD.
December 22nd: Make sure all of my gifts are wrapped. (Done!)
December 23rd: Wear ugly Christmas sweater to work. (Done!)
December 24th: Go Christmas caroling in Washington Square Park. (Could not do this due to the rain. Oh well.)
December 25th: CHRISTMAS!!! Open presents and watch The Muppets Christmas Carol.
I hope all of my readers are enjoying this holiday season! What did you do for the season? Leave a comment below to let me know!