Jessica Mae: 5 Things to do this Holiday Season

Monday, December 3, 2012

5 Things to do this Holiday Season

Another guest blog by Chelsea Gloria!!!!!

5 Things to do this Holiday Season

1)  Watch “Elf” at least twice, if not more.
            Elf, HANDS DOWN, one of my all-time favorite Holiday movies. If you haven’t seen it, go run and buy it now. You don’t even need to watch it before you buy it. Just take my word that it’s seriously the Even though I've seen it 3,000 times (and this is an exact number) it never gets old. It never fails to put me in the Christmas mood. Without Elf, my Christmas just wouldn't be the same.

2)  Frolicking with Starbucks in hand
            Now, I know this sounds cheesy, but don’t act like you don’t want to do it! And by frolic  I don’t mean for you to obnoxiously skip around the mall while holding hands with your BFF. However, if that floats your boat, DO IT! I mean, frolicking in the sense of going Christmas shopping, hanging out with close friends and family, and just simply taking in what the chilly outdoors has to offer. And we can’t forget about Starbucks! Starbucks offers the best Holiday flavored drinks ever. Remember, Starbucks is never a bad decision. 

3)  Lend a Helping Hand
            It’s always to important to remember exactly what the Holiday season is about. It’s about giving to others in need. There are people who don’t have a roof over there head, hot food to eat, or presents to open on Christmas day. Whether it be “adopting” a child (usually consists of picking a name off a tree and getting most of what the child has listed he/she wants for Christmas), donating clothes or food to shelters, or helping serve a hearty Christmas meal to the homeless, just make sure you do something. Not only will it make the people your helping feel warm on the inside, you will feel like your best self.  And, that’s a feeling that can’t be bought.

4)Get Crafty!
            More than anything, Christmastime fuels my creativity! There’s just something about the holiday season that inspires me. For instance, this epic glitter reindeer screams Christmas. I absolutely love it, and it makes a perfect decorative piece for any home. Pinterest is perfect place to browse for creative ideas. I must warn you, Pinterest is addicting. It’s the sole reason for my procrastination.

5) Gingerbread House Decorating Party
            This year, get creative! Don’t take the easy route of buying the “Do It Yourself” kit.  Actually go to the store, and get all the items necessary and make a party out of it! People get SERIOUS about their gingerbread houses. They mean business. Invite a couple of friends over and have like 5 or 6 stations set up with decorations in festive bowls, and make tons of icing available.

 I also wanted to share some of my holiday decorations around my apartment. As soon as the Holiday season rolls around (November 1st on my calender), I insist on having as many decorations as possible. The Holidays are on steroids in my apartment, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Tis the season to be jolly, right? And jolly I shall be.

And finally, treat yourself to a movie on Christmas Day. What movie you ask? None another than the most-anticipated musical phenomenon this Holiday season, Les Miserables. 
This is the best Christmas present, ever.

Happy Holidays to all, and a Happy New Year!


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