It’s officially December, and for the first time, I’m not panicked. What?! Instead, I’m trying to embrace the holiday season; honestly, what else have we got going on? It’s perfect timing. Most of us need something to look forward to, and 2020 has been a bust, one to put behind us once and for all!
Making spirits bright means listening to Christmas music; let’s be honest, there’s only so much one can tolerate in this genre. However, I am slightly obsessed with Sia and her “Everyday is Christmas” album. Yes, I know, it’s only December 1st; how could I be obsessed?
Getting into the spirit of Christmas
Music, as you know, gets me there. So, I’ve been listening to and loving (hitting repeatedly) Sia’s Christmas album, particularly the “Snowman” song. There’s a bit of a backstory as to why I love this song—reminding me of “Lily and the Snowman,” a short trailer that plays in theatres during the holiday season. This trailer has been around for several years. It’s the sweetest thing, warming my heart and bringing a tear to my eye; you can’t help it. I’ve included the clip below for you to enjoy, be prepared to have some tissue nearby. Sia’s song “Snowman” completes the story for me.
Tackling my overstuffed locker
Preparing for the holidays also means going downstairs and tackling my overstuffed locker. Let’s be clear; I’ve been circling it like a shark, procrastinating at all costs. UGH! So, once I commit, I have to follow through with it. Christmas is coming, and there’s no turning back. I’m ready. Bring it on!
Trees and decorations, glitter and twinkle lights, cedar boughs and holly, a wreath on the door and shortbread. Even though It’s a bit of a production, it’s worthwhile in the end. It’s family time, which is fine by me. This year there will be no rushing around like a crazy person, no Christmas parties, no drinks with friends, and the “NO” list goes on. It’s a simple end to a year which has been anything but simple.
I’m looking forward to a quieter holiday, celebrating Christmas at home with my boys, and if we’re lucky, a bit of snow.