1.) DO crank down the AC. Having to put on socks and cuddle under a blanket is, I think, one of the best ways to get in the Christmas Spirit.
2.) GO ice skating. Brr! you have to bundle up and there's one in almost every city.Sometimes they play christmas music and, while it isn't Rockefeller center, it's still a wonderful thing to do around the holidays. Your nose even gets cold. Plus, how cute is it as a date idea?
3.)DON'T put snow men or the like on your green green lawn. It just looks, well, tacky. It's honestly pushing it when there IS snow, and when there's flowers blooming next to Frosty, it's time to rethink.
4.) DO put greenery all over your house. It smells wonderful, and with a lighted candle and some music, it doesn't matter if you are in Montana or Miami; it's a timeless tradition that works in all weather.
5.) DO embrace your
tropical Christmas as best you can. Rejoice in the fact that you don't have to worry about snow in your boot, or shoveling the driveway, or running out of firewood. And, let's be honest, going to the beach ( and swimming) the day after Christmas is pretty cool.
So throw on your san
ta hat, put on the Mannhiem Steamroller, and let the eggnog flow. It's finally the best time of the year again. I'll be back :)