6 Reasons Why I Love Christmas

6 Reasons Why I Love Christmas

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!

It's the most wonderful time of the year! In just 33 days my favorite holiday is here... CHRISTMAS!!!

Everybody has their favorite holiday and reasons as to why they chose that specific one. I, on the other hand, like them all! Christmas is my favorite time of the year; thinking of the holidays coming up made me recall all the reasons why it's the best:

1. The Christmas Spirit

Whoever said that Christmas Spirit is not real was wrong! Everyone is so happy and jolly. Everybody is in the giving mood and, to me, seem a lot friendlier. Seeing everyone so happy and hearing all the Christmas music being played puts me in the best Holly-Jolly mood!

2. Hallmark Channel

This so happens to be my favorite! Being snuggled up under a blanket with my warm fuzzy socks on, drinking hot chocolate and watching the Hallmark Christmas Channel... you just can't beat it. I mean come on, what woman does not like a good love-romance movie? Those always put me in the mood.

3. Christmas Decorations

I love traveling home from college and seeing all the Christmas lights shining as I drive down the interstate! Everything is so colorful and magical! It's the best time of the year! Decorating your Christmas Tree and putting strands of lights on your house are some of the most enjoyable times during the season. At my house, I promise you, you'd think my mom tries to make our house be seen from people in airplanes! She goes all out every year and adds more and more; eventually, we are going to run out of room!

4. College Break

Another one of my favorite reasons for the season! With Christmas coming also means our Christmas break is coming! Although we have to push through finals, we are one step closer to being on a long break! Which means NO SCHOOL, NO HOMEWORK, and NO STUDYING!!

5. Food

Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, oh and you can't forget mashed potatoes and gravy. Have I made you hungry yet? I love food... I mean, who doesn't? Especially around the holidays when all your homemade favorites are made!

6. Family Time

With a family as big as mine, I love the quality time we spend together when everybody is home for the holidays! Family is something I hold very dear to my heart and will cherish forever. We never know how long we have with one another, so let's make the most out of it while you can!

There are so many more reasons why I love Christmas, but these are a few of my favorites. With finals coming up and stress level about to go at an all-time high, just remember a few of your favorite Christmas things and how close we are to that break! Some people don't love Christmas as much as I do, and yes I believe they are crazy! But that is OK because I am basically Buddy the Elf of Christmas trying to spread as much love, joy, laughter, and Christmas spirit as I can!

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2. "I'm happiest when I'm floating in the ocean."

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4. "Life is better with palm trees."

5. "Sandy toes. Sun-kissed nose."

6. "Balmy nights, pink sunsets, and salty air."

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15. "As free as the ocean..."

16. "As endless as the ocean, as timeless as the tides..."

17. "Life's a beach. Enjoy the waves."

18. "A pineapple a day keeps the worries away."

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20. "Happiness comes in waves."

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23. "I lost my heart to the sea."

24. "Sun, sand, and surf."

25. "Salt in the air. Sand in my hair."

26. "Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly." -Van Morrison

27. "High tides and good vibes."

28. "Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes."

29. "Stop and smell the ocean."

30. "I'm happy anywhere I can see the ocean."

31. "Tropical state of mind."

32. "Forever chasing the sun."

33. "Girls just wanna have sun."

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35. "Good times and tan lines."

36. "Palm trees, ocean breeze, salty air, sun-kissed hair, endless summer, take me there."

37. "The ocean is calling."

38. "Love you to the beach and back."

39. "Paradise found."

40. "Seas the day."

41. "Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air..." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

42. "Eat. Beach. Sleep. Repeat."

43. "I never met a sunset I didn't like."

44. "Beach daze always."

45. "Catch me by the sea."

46. "Only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair." -Zac Brown Band

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48. "Done adulating- let's be mermaids."

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Christmas Of Remembrance Series: My Last Letter

Christmas time is not about the gifts... It is about something far, far more special.


Dear Reader,

Thank you for your time.

This is a series that I have dedicated to those I have loved and lost. It was merely a thought, then an idea, and now a realized creation. Christmas time… all winter really is a hard time for me. It holds this duality in my life of being both my favorite and also my least favorite and difficult time of year. It has been that way for years now.

In a way, this series aids my closure and healing further, and it allows me to tell my story in a way that, to me, is less scary (one of the many great facets of this platform). It was never my intention to write this in order to reach people, or encourage people, or serve as an inspiration to anyone. This was for me and only me. No one else. But, if these pieces of writing do impact someone, somewhere, or make them feel encouraged or inspired in some way or another, or just simply make them feel, then I hope you have enjoyed them. If I can make someone feel, then I guess I have done my job.

The life of an artist is often an uncertain one. The life of a human is a trying one. But life is a journey, and all journeys have their trials. Their tests. Their triumphs and rewards. And they all have their losses. What matters most is what you make of all of it. What lessons you learn. What changes you make. What life you create for yourself. What art you create because of it all. It can be very, very hard. But it can all be glorious at the same time.

At the heart of this series, my words, there is this deep and valuable belief of mine: Christmas (or the Winter Holiday that you may celebrate) is so much more about presents and cooking and shopping and all that other bullshit… it is about family.

The family that is related by blood. The family that surrounds your heart. Your Mom. Your brother. Your dearest friends. The bonds that make life valuable. Worth living. These bonds are soulful bonds, ones that are far more special than any mere trivial object. So… be with them. Forgive. Forget. Heal. Mend what is broken. Reassemble what has been shattered. And stop worrying so much. Laugh together. Cry together. Heal on another. Heal together. And may your new days be better, brighter, and full of love.

Happy Holidays.


A song for you...

"Sense of Home" — Harrison Storm / YouTube

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