I’m not exactly a grinch… but I kinda-sorta am one. Sometimes. I don’t know why, but more often than not I find that the holidays just have a lot of work around it. You think it’s going to be all pretty and fun and relaxing and nice to spend time with family and friends. But then you end up cleaning and spending money and traveling and cleaning some more and getting ready and feeling exhausted. See, I’m a grinch…
For whatever reason, this year I’m really feeling the whole holiday spirit though. Maybe it was the super late Thanksgiving or early Hanukkah. Or maybe it was our trip to see the Rockettes. The city has also been slowly transforming into its magical holiday costume of garland and lights everywhere. (It definitely makes the colder temperatures worth it!) Or maybe it’s some of the early holiday parties I’ve already attended!
I normally don’t bother with any kind of decorations, but I want a tree this year. A tiny, NYC apartment sized tree (that will be high up so the puppy doesn’t ruin it!). And maybe some garland! And maybe some lights!!
My December holiday list of things to do in the city keeps on growing and growing. Ice skating (in Bryant Park and Central Park) and watching the tree lighting are definitely two musts. Christmastime in the city is pretty difficult to dislike.
What gets you in the holiday spirit? What’s on your December holiday to-do list?