It may sound cliché, but Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Frankly, my obsession with this time of year is almost frightening. As soon as Halloween is over, it is time to bring out the Christmas music and decorations! Most people wait for Thanksgiving to be over, but I think that Halloween is reasonable enough.
Everything about it is so full of joy and excitement. The snow is so incredibly beautiful and turns all the surroundings into a Winter Wonderland. Waking up in warm PJ’s to see a whole world made of snow outside your window is the most beautiful thing ever! The most amazing feeling is walking out of your last exam or FAIR presentation, and having the next three weeks dedicated to the holidays! The days leading up to Christmas are always so magical. There are classic Christmas songs constantly playing everywhere you go, and decorations are everywhere. Pearl Street always looks like a magical place during this time, with all the beautiful lights in the trees. From baking cookies to wrapping gifts, all the activities are so much fun and bring so much joy. Even Christmas shopping is exciting because all the stores are holiday themed and have awesome sales going on. Black Friday, anyone? At the store I work at, all the products are already Christmas themed and the whole mall is already decorated; it’s so great!
My childhood memories were so much fun, I remember waking up super early on Christmas morning and running downstairs to find a beautiful Christmas tree surrounded with presents that Santa brought for us the night before while we were sound asleep. It was always so exciting to then run up to the roof and see reindeer footprints in the snow and chomped up carrots they ate after their long journey flying around, delivering gifts to children around the world.