I love the winter holidays. The smells--cocoa, pine, fresh snow (yes, we do get some here once in a while), peppermint...The sounds of carols, Handel, happy children eager to speak to Santa. I love it all.
What I don't love? Stuff. Obligatory gift giving. Plastic toys. Crowds. Lines. Sales that aren't really (i.e. coupons that exclude the only things I want). Sad children. Angry shoppers.
Today, we usually go Downtown to see the holiday lights and catch a peek of Santa. We have hot cocoa at Starbucks, maybe browse a little at the big department stores and perhaps the book stores. See the giant star lit at Macy's. Watch the carousel go 'round.