The Christmas season is finally upon us, and it’s bringing joy to everyone who celebrate it. Christmas trees decorated with colorful ornaments, the streets and parks light up with different colors, and the malls are wonderfully crowded due to the Christmas rush.
Unless you are the Grinch, the Holidays will definitely give you a festive mood, and something to look forward to. For this week’s Top List, I’m going to share the 12 greatest things about the Holidays, of course, based on my opinion.
1. It’s a time to be with the people you love
Christmas brings people together as it is the perfect time to gather family and friends for a celebration. It is a time for coming home wherever you are to celebrate it with people who matter to you. It is a time to reconnect with those you haven’t seen for a long time by giving and sharing presents. It serves a reminder of how blessed we are to have people around us.
2. The Feeling
If you don’t celebrate Christmas, then you probably won’t feel any of the things I will mention… Christmas makes you feel like a kid again as it gives you the opportunity to really enjoy the festivities and reflect from all the amazing things that it brings upon people. Christmas makes you feel emotional as I have just mentioned above, it gives you the opportunity to be with family, friends, and even the people you haven’t seen in a long time. Christmas makes you feel snuggly as the temperatures go down, and it makes you appreciate the warmth of people.
3. Christmas Music
Christmas music is the best music! With the holidays approaching, you can blast any of your favorite Christmas song shamelessly and not be judged.
There always seems to be an unlimited supply of food when the holidays are around the corner. From the sweet little treats such as candy canes, and gingerbread men, to the seasonal delicacies such as the puto bumbong, keso de bola, and the Christmas ham, and let’s not forget about fancy wine, hot chocolate, and eggnog. Christmas will never run out of things to fill your stomach up.
It’s not really about the presents as the true essence of Christmas is the thought of giving. But presents, whether you give them, or receive them, it makes you feel really good. Wrapping presents for the people you love is just as exciting as unwrapping the presents you receive from others.
6. Christmas Shopping
Christmas sales crowd the mall with people who search for the best deals for all the presents that they’re going to give away. It may be one of the most stressful thing about Christmas, but remember, it won’t feel like Christmas unless the malls are overcrowded with people going on a last-minute Christmas shopping spree.
7. Christmas Decorations
Putting up a Christmas tree before decorating it with lights and ornaments is definitely something that everybody looks forward to. Other than that, Christmas turns everyone into an interior designer as they find the best colors, Christmas stockings, and furniture to set that festive yet warm ambiance for the house.
8. Night Mass
The holidays are the only time of the year that I feel comfortable going to Church, not because of my inexistent religious beliefs, but because it has become a tradition for me. It’s pretty hard to explain, but it’s one of the things I always look forward to during the Christmas season. After all, it’s all about the birth of Jesus Christ.
9. Classic Christmas Films (And Holiday TV Specials)
Who doesn’t want to get cozy snuggled up in a comforter as you sip a cup of hot chocolate while you watch your favorite Christmas film? Whether it is Home Alone, The Nightmare Before Christmas, or Love Actually, you will never run out of options! Plus, there are plenty of holiday specials on TV that you might not want to miss.
10. Festive Celebrations
Christmas heightens the feeling of joy making everyone festive. From the Christmas parties, Christmas parades, or simple Christmas gatherings, the holiday cheer is always there to put a smile on your face!
That’s it for this week’s Top List. What is your favorite thing about Christmas? Sound in the comments below!
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