Christmas Spirit

Christmas is in less than a week, and I could not have felt less festive this entire month. For me Christmas has always been this incredibly magical time of the year. From the moment I wake up to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade to the moment I wake up on Christmas morning I used to always love this time of the year. I think getting older and having actual responsibilities put a damper on my Christmas spirit. I defintely didn't have time to think about Christmas and the holidays with how stressed out I was for the first two weeks of December. I barely even got to enjoy Thanksgiving because I was only home for two full days, and as soon as I went back to school, dead week and exams happened. I didn't stop being stressed from school until all my grades were finalized last Thursday. 

While I have been home, however, I have been desperately trying to find that Christmas "magic" because it's been kind of sad not to feel the excitement I used to feel as a kid. Ya know? Here's what I have been doing in hopes that one day I will wake up and it will actually feel like the holidays. 

Listen to Christmas music and watch Christmas movies | I love Christmas music so much, and there's nothing like belting "All I Want for Christmas Is You" multiple times in a row. My Christmas playlist is 6 hours long, and since it's so long, I am sure to be in somewhat of a festive mood by the time it's finished. Also bad Christmas movies are my guilty pleasure. Of course I love watching Love Actually and good Christmas movies, but there's something about terrible plots and bad acting set during Christmas that makes me really happy. My favorites include A Christmas Kiss II, 12 Dates of Christmas, Snow, Holidaze, and Christmas Crush. These are all on either Netflix or Freeform. 

Decorate Your Room | I haven't done this at home because I am only here for a little before I have to go back to school, but I did decorate my dorm for our Christmas get-together. While I did leave to go to my room an hour into the party, I had so much fun decorating and making our dorm look more festive. Having the space feel Christmas-y during finals week made me so much better when I walked into the dorm after having spent 12 hours sitting in the sorority house studying. 

Dress like It's Christmas | During finals you could find me in Nike shorts and my oversized Theta sweatshirt because there was no way I was wearing anything else when I was spending all day studying. Now that I am home when I go out, I make sure to look a little festive. Sweaters, scarves, red lipstick. The works. The weather in Georgia has been weird. It was 60 degrees on Saturday, but today the high is 48. It's a little hard to dress like it's winter with this inconsistent weather, but I sure am trying my best. 

xx, jKm

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh girl! I totally get what you mean about trying to find that good ole holiday cheer. I felt the same way my first Christmas break back from college. Before then I was the biggest Christmas lover that would tape Hallmark holiday movies in October, start planning what I'd bake in November, kind of skip over thanksgiving to start Christmas decorating, but college killed that elf spirit of mine :) the first Christmas after your first semester is super weird & different but next holiday season will be different (& hopefully more festive) because you'll know what to expect & you'll be more adjusted to the new "normal" which is college. I really hope you have an awesome magical Christmas break!! xoxo