Seriously, my mom has a giant collection of decorations. Every year, Brother and I help her take the decorations down from the attic and it takes like half an hour. Then nobody bothers her for two days while she sets things up. We obey all orders immediately and do not otherwise attempt to help :) We get a real tree the day after Thanksgiving and it gets covered in lights and garlands and ornaments.
My mom and I both bake, so Christmas is also filled with delicious cookies. And delicious cookie dough. It's not a healthy season! And of course we have Christmas carols on while we're baking - in fact, right now we're listening to Bing Crosby!
Since I'm home for the holidays, I also get the opportunity to re-read all the books that won't fit in my apartment. Every year I read Harry Potter over Christmas, and then I get lots more books as Christmas presents! (So you won't see me posting many reviews for a bit, but I'm still around and reading yours!) Reading Harry Potter also has the excellent benefit of having wonderful Christmas descriptions, so it's quite appropriate in my opinion. (Of course, I think Harry Potter is appropriate for every occasion, so you might want to take that with a grain of salt.)
|Just look at that. Santa, please bring me Hogwarts for Christmas!|