I love Christmas. You may not think that based on the post I wrote at the beginning of November about how it was too early to be celebrating. But I swear I’m not a Grinch. I am deeply in love with the holiday and am so excited that the Christmas season is finally upon us. I just like to wait until I’ve enjoyed Halloween and Thanksgiving before I break out my nativity set. But, believe you me I’m decking the halls now.
This is year Ethan and I are getting our very first Christmas tree and stockings together and I’m so excited! We didn’t get a tree last year because we didn’t think we had the space for a real one or even a fake one. But on Black Friday I found a great deal on a very pretty, but skinny, artificial Christmas tree that should fit nicely into a corner in our place. Finally! My, I mean our first tree. And the stockings I ordered make me believe in Santa Claus again. Mainly because I would like him to be the one to spring for the goodies to fill them with.
As you all know, I’m also so excited to be spending Christmas Eve and Christmas in Napa at our favorite inn. And I have a few other seasonal activities planned. We’re going to see It’s A Wonderful Life on the big screen. I want to go ice skating at a pop-up ice rink they put up every year in Santa Monica. I can’t wait till our Christmas cards (also bought with a HUGE discount) arrive so I can send them out. Oh, and I love setting out all the cards we receive too. And I’m gonna bake so many Christmas cookies it’s gonna make people sick. Okay, that last one may be a step too far. But there will be cookies!