Christmas is one of my favorite holidays and I can’t wait for this holiday! Of course, there are some negative aspects to Christmas: shopping may be a big problem because there are lots of people crowding into almost all stores. But I like to make my family and friends happy with amazing gifts. Here is the list of 7 things I like about Christmas.
1. Decorating the tree
I like decorating Christmas trees and I’ve had only one year when I didn’t put a tree in the house because of kittens. We had many kittens who had just learned how to climb and I knew that they would leave the house in shambles and I would drive myself crazy trying to keep them off the tree.
2. Baking cookies
My great-grandmother had always baked cookies at Christmas. This was the tradition of our family, which passed onto my grandmother, mother, and me. My mother makes cookies occasionally, but I always bake many cookies for my friends and family. I enjoy seeing the faces of the ladies at the bank, the postman, or the teachers at school light up when they see a big plate of different cookies.
3. The sweet smells of Christmas
Nothing evokes memories like smells. Smells, which I strongly associate with Christmas are cloves, cinnamon, and other spices, which my mother used to put in her cookies each Christmas. I really enjoy it when the house smell like Christmas!
4. Christmas songs
I enjoy listening to Christmas songs on the radio. On Christmas, almost all radio stations play a great mix of traditional holiday songs as well as some new versions. I have a great variety of Christmas CDs, which I listen to if I get tired of hearing commercial broadcasts on the radio. Christmas songs can make me really happy!
5. Christmas movies and cartoons
Each Christmas I like watching certain movies and cartoons namely Elf, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, A Muppet’s Christmas Carol, Scrooged, and The Santa Clause. Nowadays most of the cartoons and movies I grew up with are not shown on television, so I watch them online via the Internet. If I have time, I’d watch Christmas cartoons and movies every day.
6. String lights
I don’t decorate the whole house with Christmas lights, but I always decorate the porch with a great variety of string lights. I also run colorful string lights around the bathroom mirror. And it’s one of several things I like about Christmas.
7. Special holiday treats
During Christmas, a number of ice cream manufacturers start producing peppermint candy cane ice cream. On a cold winter day, I like adding this ice cream to my hot cocoa. Some of the local stores in my town sell special holiday treats which are offered only during Christmas and then I have to wait until next year to buy them again.
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These are all things I like about Christmas. If you love Christmas, please comment on your favorite aspects of it. What do you specifically like/dislike about Christmas? Share your thoughts, please!