22 Reasons Why The Holidays Are Better With A Special Someone

22 Reasons The Holidays Are More Magical With That Special Someone

It's the holiday season, and there is nothing better than sharing the magic of the season with someone special.

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Whether you're in a new relationship or have been with someone for a long time, the holidays add a specialness to your relationship that you just don't feel any other time of the year.

1. It's cold out, what's more fun than wrapping your arms around each other to stay warm?

No need for jackets, just my man.

2. Sipping hot chocolate (with whipped cream, of course) together

It's cold! Pass the hot chocolate!

3. Singing Christmas classics together

Cue some "Frosty the Snowman" and "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree!"

4. Seeing a Christmas show or movie together

What is the holiday season without some Christmas movies?

5. Watching childhood holiday shows together and him wiping the tear from your face when Frosty melts

You know you don't wanna admit it, but you do shed a tear. We promise he won't let you bawl.

6. Driving around looking at holiday lights together

Who needs to go pay to see fancy light displays? Just go drive around the neighborhood to see the fancy lights.

7. Wearing matching ugly sweaters

They may be ugly, but you both can be ugly together!

8. Kissing under the mistletoe

This may or may not be an excuse to find mistletoe everywhere.

9. Christmas shopping in the huge crowds

Yes, the shopping may get tiring and exhausting, but he will push you around in a cart if necessary.

10. Going to visit Santa together just to get a candy cane

Although you aren't five, you can still go for the candy cane.

11. Spending a lot of time and money to find that perfect gift for him

Guys may be difficult to buy gifts for, but you know that you just will find that perfect gift to make him smile.

12. Wrapping presents together

Wrapping gifts is usually a long and dreadful process, but he will help you to make all the gifts look perfect.

13. Having a dinner beside the Christmas tree

Christmas music playing, some ham and some pumpkin pie. What could be better?

14. Snuggling up to watch a holiday movie on Netflix together under a soft blanket

It is freezing outside! What else is a better excuse to cuddle up with your man?

15. Looking at his perfect face in the glow of the holiday lights

You didn't realize the glisten of lights can make someone look even more perfect.

16. Dressing up for holiday parties

You both can look cutesy cute all dressed up together!

17. Baking together and feeding each other the yummy cookies you made

Sugar cookies, chocolate chip and more. They could be the worst tasting if you mess them up, but it just matters that you made them with him.

18. Attending midnight mass together

Yes, you both aren't the best at going to church, but mass before Christmas is a must.

19. Watching his face when he opens your gift

He loves it! Just as you expected!

20. Opening his gift — which is breathtaking — but secretly thinking that he is the best gift you could ever ask for

Very true. He is all you want!

21. Falling asleep in each others arms after being stuffed from eating Christmas dinner together

Naps, food and love is basically what your holiday break will consist of.

22. Ringing in the new year together with the best kiss as the clock strikes midnight and then promising to do it all over again for years to come

Ah, the midnight kiss! All couples wait so long for the kiss that rings in the New Year. No one knows what it is, but something just makes it perfect.

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15 Fourth Of July Fun Facts And Trivia

The United States of America: Land of the free, home of the brave.
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Fourth of July is a holiday I look forward to every year! Full of outside, summer fun, barbecued foods, and firework displays. Behind all of that, however, is history! In celebration of our nation's Independence Day, here are 15 fun facts and pieces of trivia:

1. John Hancock was the only member of the Continental Congress to formally sign the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776.

2. The Fourth of July was not declared a federal holiday until 1938.

3. The first White House Fourth of July party was held in 1804.

4. Around 150 million hot dogs are consumed on Fourth of July (wonder if this statistic includes the hot dogs consumed during the annual Nathan's Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest?)

5. Back in 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed, 2.5 million new people lived in the U.S. Now 240 years later, 311 million people live.

6. The now American-celebrated song, Yankee Doodle, was originally written by officers of the British army to make fun of backwoods Americans.

7. Three United States presidents died on the Fourth of July: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe.

8. July 4th is also celebrated in the Philippines, because in 1946, the country was recognized as an independent nation.

9. In one year, $600 million is spent on fireworks alone in the U.S.

10. Most of the signers of the Declaration did not formally sign until August 2, 1776.

11. Though it is no treasure map as predicted by Nicholas Cage in "Treasure Hunt 2", the message "Original Declaration of Independence dated 4th July 1776" is written upside down on the back of the Declaration of Independence.

12. More than 14,000 firework displays are put on across the country on Fourth of July!

13. Bristol, Rhode Island is home to the world's oldest Independence Day celebration. It dates back to 1785!

14. In 1781, the great state of Massachusetts became the first one to declare Independence Day a holiday

15. Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Display is the largest in the United States

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45 Songs To Add To Your Memorial Day Playlist

Songs to truly remember what the holiday is for.

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I come from a family that would always go to the lake for Memorial Day and grill with friends and family. However, we always flew our flag and remembered why we celebrate Memorial Day. Both my granddads fought back when you didn't have a choice, back when young men died to protect this great country. To this day there are brave men and women dying to protect this great country and for you to be able to grill with your family. Here are 45 songs to add to your playlist.

1. ‘Letters from Home’ by John Michael Montgomery 

2. ‘Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)’ by Alan Jackson

3. ‘God Bless The USA’ by Lee Greenwood

4. ‘In Color’ by Jamey Johnson

5. ‘Something to Be Proud Of’ by Montgomery Gentry

6. ‘Old Army Hat’ by Billy Ray Cyrus

7. ‘One Hell Of An Amen’ by Brantley Gilbert

8. ‘Ragged Old Flag’ by Johnny Cash

9. ‘American Soldier’ by Toby Keith 

10. ‘God Bless America’ by Martina McBride 

11. ‘Some Gave All’ by Billy Ray Cyrus

12. ‘8th of November’ by Big & Rich

13. ‘Call A Marine’ by Toby Keith 

14. ‘Courtesy Of The Red, White, And Blue’ by Toby Keith 

15. ‘Song of the Patriot’ by Johnny Cash

16. ‘I Just Cane Back (From A War)’ by Darryl Worley

17. ‘I Stand For The Flag’ by Wes Cook Band

18. ‘Where The Stars And Stripes And The Eagle Fly’ by Aaron Tippin

19. ‘For You’ by Keith Urban

20. ‘Blood Brothers’ by Luke Bryan

21. ‘It’s America’ by Rodney Atkins

22. ‘Fallen Soldier’ by Nathan Fair

23. ‘Brothers’ by Dean Brody

24. ‘If I Don’t Make It Back’ by Tracy Lawrence

25. ‘Semper Fi’ by Trace Adkins

26. ‘Only in America’ by Brooks & Dunn

27. ‘Ships That Don’t Come In’ by Joe Diffie

28. ‘Have You Forgotten?’ By Darryl Worley

29. ‘Heroes Come from Small Towns’ by Rockie Lynne

30. ‘Arlington’ by Trace Adkins

31. ‘Riding With Private Malone’ by David Ball

32. ‘POW 369’ by Darryl Worley

33. ‘Red White & Blue’ by Lynyrd Skynyrd 

34. ‘We Fought Hard’ by Billy Ray Cyrus 

35. ‘A Soldier’s Memoir (PTSD Song)’ by Joe Bachman

36. ‘Boy in a Uniform’ by Rockie Lynne

37. ‘Nineteen’ by Billy Ray Cyrus

38. ‘This Ain’t No Rag, It’s A Flag’ by Charlie Daniels Band

39. ‘America Will Survive’ by Hank Williams, Jr.

40. ‘Til The Last Shot’s Fired’ by Trace Adkins

41. ‘If You’re Reading This’ by Tim McGraw 

42. ‘Survivor Guilt’ by Rise Against

43. ‘Hero Of War’ by Rise Against 

44. ‘Ballad of Balad’ by Toby Keith

45. ‘I Want You to Live’ by George Canyon


This year as you are gathering around the table about to chow down on a burger or hotdog remember the ones who have given the ultimate sacrifice to allow you the freedom to have a great time. Happy Memorial Day!

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