Aside from filling my house will sparkly decor - I finally jumped on the chalkboard bandwagon and put "Merry and Bright" on the chalkboard we used in our wedding photo booth, and got us a star for the top of the tree - I pretty much love everything about the holidays...
Let's just talk about the things I plan on making this year, shall we?
Hot cocoa - if you want to get specific about it, THIS hot cocoa (made with almond milk). My honey brought it back with him from San Diego, but its a good thing there's a Penzey's in Santa Monica.
Candied Citrus Peel
Oatmeal Scotchies - I'd never had these before, but my honey kept asking since his mom used to make them all the time. I finally gave in and was not disappointed. Super yummy. Recipe coming soon!
My holiday favorites generally stay the same:
Christmas Time - Charlie Brown
Donde Esta Santa Claus - Augie Rios
Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth - Bing Crosby and David Bowie
Christmas Song - Alvin & the Chipmunks
but this year in my adventures on iTunes, I stumbled across some new favorites...
Little Drummer Boy - Pentatonix
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlement - Bad Religion
This Christmas - Cee Lo Green
Auld Lang Syne - Colbie Caillat
I can't believe I didn't include these last year, but the Harry Potter movies are totally Christmas movies. Even though they take place over the course of a year, Christmas is always involved.
White Christmas... always.
The Santa Clause
... oh yeah, and Die Hard... just because.
Are you as excited as I am?