Hey everyone! Sorry for the break in blogging, but yesterday was my husband’s birthday and I decided to hang out with him instead of blogging 🙂 But now I’m back and I’m super excited about CHRISTMAS! As you might know, I am pretty obsessed with Christmas. I’m one of those people who starts listing to Christmas music on Thanksgiving, puts my tree up on Black Friday, and gets excited when I see really awesome Christmas lights. I personally think that the entire Christmas season is even better than Christmas day, because it’s filled with so many different exciting things to do to get you in the Christmas spirit! Now that Christmas is tomorrow (AAAAHHHH!!!!) I thought I would recap my favorite things about Christmas! If you haven’t done any of these things yet, don’t worry because you still have a few hours left!
I’m not sure about your town, but Philly is full of crazy Christmas lights! I’m jealous of everyone who gets the chance to go running through these Christmasy areas. If you live in South Philly or Center City you’ve got a ton of options for walking or running through amazing Christmas light displays! Here are some of my favorites:
I’m kind of in love with snow. I don’t think Philly gets nearly enough! I think it has already snowed about 4 times during this Christmas season, and might actually snow tonight! And we all know that the best kind of snow is Christmas snow 🙂 I also find that I’m more distracted while running in the snow which means that I can run farther!
You all saw my post about peppermint foods (if not, check it out here!), but Christmas is filled with so many yummy foods! My favorite would probably be Christmas cookies. On Saturday, I hosted a cookie swap party complete with some festive beers and peppermint schnapps hot chocolate. It was such a fun way to hang out with my friends, and a great excuse to bake a ton of cookies! I made these chocolate crinkle cookies and they were so delicious that I actually had to make another batch yesterday! The best thing about this cookie recipe is that you make the batter (takes about 10 minutes) and then you have to refrigerate it for about 4 hours before baking. I never have time to make cookies, but with this recipe you can split up the time you’re baking to fit into your schedule! Plus they taste amazing!
I have a few stations on Pandora that are totally devoted to Christmas music, and they always help me get through awful traffic jams before/after work. You can’t be upset while Christmas music is playing! I dare you to turn on “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” and not sing along. Try it.
So now it’s time for you to let me know what your favorite things are about Christmas! What are your favorite places to see Christmas lights? What’s your favorite Christmas song? And share a link to your favorite Christmas recipe! I want to hear all about how excited you are!
And to all of my readers, Merry Christmas! I hope you get all of the fabulous running items that were on your Christmas lists this year!