It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, really it is. Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year. Weather wise, I’ll take a nice hot summer day any time. But I am one of those cheesy people like you see on TV that gets absolutely giddy for the lights, the smell of pine trees, the warm taste of hot chocolate and decorating sugar cookies for hours. It’s the time of the year that this typically non-traditional chick can’t wait for the traditions that my family has had in place my whole life. Peanut butter kiss cookies (if my mom didn’t make these, my brother Chris would cancel Christmas), picking out the tree, opening that one teaser present on Christmas Eve.
And then there’s the Christmas music. I won’t start before Thanksgiving – as much as I love Christmas, I am still a firm believer of letting Thanksgiving be it’s own holiday and not letting Christmas seep in before then. But once Thanksgiving day comes, buddy, it’s all over. The radio dial gets tuned to that Christmas station and doesn’t move again until after the season is over. I LOVE my Christmas music. So without further ado, here is a sampling of some of my absolute faves of the season. Enjoy!