I will admit I can get pretty cheesy during the holiday season.
I make my boyfriend do all sorts of stuff to get into the spirit.
We buy pumpkins and carve them on Halloween. We decorate our outdoor area for Thanksgiving. Christmas I go hog wild though. We string up lights, buy a Christmas tree and listen to the music and watch a holiday movie beginning December first. I love getting into the spirit. We used to live in Texas where it didn’t ever feel like Christmas. Now that we live in Illinois, the cold actually arrives and gives us a white Christmas. We live a short distance away from Chicago which makes it nice. It is easy to stop at the local stores and pick up holiday decorations. I have no trouble finding cute things like eggnog, holiday stockings, fruit cake and hot cocoa. I really like that we can ice skate too. There are all sorts of holiday markets going on in Chicago starting as early as November. I like going to Light up the Lake. It is an indoor ice rink, beer garden, light up garden, market and tons of activities for the kids. Tickets are only around 13.50 so it is reasonable to go. I make my boyfriend go every single year. We start our day off playing around in the market picking up local goods. Since recreational cannabis is legal we can find some fun stuff along the way. I typically grab a cannabis cooking oil or an edible. Then we look at the gardens and end our day with a skate.