It’s a brand new month, and you know what that means?! Another bucket list! Last month’s bucket list, sorta kinda worked out. For the most part I stretched every night, I did make a Thanksgiving dish, but unfortunately I was unable to log a ten mile run. In my defense though it has been raining almost every weekend, and this weekend my run route flooded! So thanks a lot, weather! I’ll go ahead and push that goal into this month, but the rest of my goals are holiday related!
- Holiday crafting
The holidays are the best time for crafting, simply because all craft stores smell like pine trees and cinnamon this time of year, thus making it the only enjoyable time to go. I’m thinking that some ornament making would be perfect, especially since this is Jake and I’s first Christmas living together. I can commemorate the occasion with a hand painted glass ornament that reads “We’re not getting engaged yet. Lay off!” or “Please remember to clean the lint out of the dryer next time you use it. Are you trying to set the place on fire? Because that’s how fires start.” Romantic and festive!
- Make my own spiced cider
I see this on Pinterest all the time, and it looks relatively simple. My problem is that I’ll buy a jug of apple cider, forget about it and never drink it (this will probably on Jake’s ornament to me). I’m thinking that if I make my own, not only am I am making a serving size that’s just enough, but I’m the one who made it so I have more of an incentive to drink it! That makes sense, right? If I fail I’ll just spike it and never notice the difference, plus at least my apartment will smell like a Bath and Body works three wick candle for half an hour.
- Try and wait to watch all of my favorite Christmas movies till the actual week of Christmas
Did I watch Home Alone this summer? Maybe. Did I watch Christmas Vacation back in April? Yes. Could I possibly have a problem when it comes to watching Christmas movies too early? Definitely. That being said, I am going to challenge myself to wait until the actual week of Christmas (will bend the rules slightly and set the date at December 19th) to watch all of my favorites, that way I can really savor the holiday and not be left with just the Hallmark Christmas movies (no offense Hallmark, I love a good Lacey Chabert holiday rom-com as much as the next person, but it doesn’t pack the nostalgia I’m looking for. Here’s the movies I’ll be watching come Christmas week:
- Home Alone
- Home Alone 2 (the one with the pigeons)
- Christmas Vacation
- Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer (creepy stop motion version with the Burl Ives snowman)
- A Christmas Story (thanks TBS!)
- A Charlie Brown Christmas
- The Holiday (starring my pretend boyfriend, and nanny enthusiast, Jude Law)
That’s it for December! What holiday movies are you watching this month? Any others that I should add to my list?