16 Reasons Christmas Season Is Truly ‘The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year’


1. Quoting Elf

Arguably one of the greatest movies ever created… Quoting Elf brings me much more happiness than it should. This will be demonstrated by a related quote for points 2-16.

2. Christmas music

Whether you’re one of those people who listens to Christmas music in October (me) or one of the people who refuses to start listening to it until Thanksgiving night, you have to agree Christmas music makes you happy and gets you in the spirit!

“I’m singing! I’m in a store and I’m singiiiiing! I’m in a store and I’m siiiiiiiiingiiiiiiiing!”

3. Christmas movies

A Christmas Story, Santa Claus, The Polar Express, Frosty the Snowman, Home Alone, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Love Actually… and Elf.

“I’m sorry I ruined your lives… and crammed eleven cookies in to the VCR.”

4. Christmas lights

Driving suddenly becomes way more enjoyable than any other time during the year because there are beautiful lights popping up everywhere!

“It looks like a Christmas tree!” (referring to elevator buttons)

5. Holiday cheer

People are happier (unless they’re more stressed) during the Christmas season. It’s about giving, not receiving! So go spread cheer and make someone smile.

“Deb, you have such a pretty face, you should be on a Christmas card!”

6. Decorations

Seeing the decorations around the house gives me the feels. Garlands, mistletoe, Christmas trees!

“It’s just nice to meet another human that shares my affinity for elf culture!”

7. Santa

Milk and cookies, all the reindeer, sleigh bells… and of course…  presents.


8. Candy canes

You know that once candy canes start showing up around the grocery stores and convenience stores, it’s time to start celebrating!

“We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.”

9. Family

There’s no place like home for the holidays…

“I’m a human, but I was raised by elves.” “I’m a human, raised by humans.”

10. No school

SCHOOL BREAKS WOO! Without school there’s time to do everything!! Or at least plan out everything you want to do…

“First we’ll make snow angels for two hours. Then we’ll go ice-skating. Then we’ll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse Cookie dough as fast as we can. And then… we’ll snuggle.”

11. Yummy food

Omelets for breakfast, Grandma’s ham for dinner, and of course, Starbucks holiday drinks.

“It tastes like a crappy cup of coffee… it IS a crappy cup of coffee.”

12. Snow

I’m a winter person and I’m a snow person. But even if I wasn’t, there’s still something so magical about the first snow of the year dusting the Earth in white.

“Son of a NUTCRACKER!” (snowball fights too)

13. Winter clothes

Scarves, hats, UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATERS! Need I say more?

“Why is your coat so big?”

14. Christmas themed dates

Ice skating, seeing lights, watching Christmas movies… all with hot chocolate (a must).

“So… do you wanna eat food?”

15. Christmas smells

Cinnamon, vanilla, sugar cookies… you know those Yankee Candles I’m talking about.

“You smell like beef and cheese, you don’t smell like Santa.”

16. It’s a season, not a day

Christmas is more than just December 25th. It’s a season of happiness, love, and anticipation… if you haven’t started celebrating yet, you’re LATE!

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”