Does it feel like 2015 has just flown by? I cannot believe it is December and that Christmas Day is a short three weeks away. There have been a few of things outside of running and triathlon in my life that has made 2015 feel like a challenge at times. I haven’t always felt like my usual happy self as I have let stress get to me more than I would have liked. That being said, with December and the holiday season among us I can’t help but feel a bit more joyful. I *love* the Christmas season! Here are my top five reasons why!
I love the conventional, thick, sweet eggnog that you buy in a carton from the grocery store but my husband is not a fan. Last year he made homemade eggnog for me and I can’t believe the difference. This year Neil whipped up a batch following Alton Brown’s recipe and it was ready just in time for us to decorate our tree. Yum!
Decorating Our Christmas Tree
Decorating our Christmas tree is one of my favourite ways to kick off the holiday season. I try to buy an ornament on every trip so many of the ornaments on our tree bring back some great memories. This year our two big trips were to Disney World for the Goofy Challenge and to Disneyland for the Tinker Bell Half Marathon.
Listening to Christmas Carols
I think it might be near impossible to be in a bad mood listening to Christmas carols. Some of my favourites?
- Fitz and the Tantrums – Santa Stole My Lady
- Straight No Chaser feat. Kristen Bell – Text Me Merry Christmas
- Bing Crosby & Peggy Lee – Little Jack Frost Get Lost
- Kay Starr – Everybody’s Waiting for the Man with the Bag
I love to sing along and dance around the house to these tunes.
Fun Holiday Themed Attire
While I don’t own any ugly Christmas sweaters, I love some of the fun holiday themed tech gear coming out these days. How great it this reindeer cycling jersey from SOAS? If I lived somewhere I could cycle outdoors in December I would snap this up in a heartbeat.
What is your favourite Christmas movie?