Yesterday I spent about six hours baking all kinds of holiday goodies. From lemon bars to Rolo thumbprints to all kinds of cookies in between, we cooked and taste tested our hearts out.
Today the kids and I are watching a Christmas movie marathon.
The goal of all this: to encourage the Christmas spirit to finally knock me over the head.
I’m not sure what the problem is, but I just don’t feel it this year.
On the surface all the Christmasy elements are in place:
- Christmas tree – check!
- Nativity scene – check!
- Christmas music piped through the speakers – check!
- Nightly advent reading as a family – check!
So I just don’t know what’s going on and why I can’t get into the holiday groove.
What gets YOU in the holiday spirit? I’ll take any suggestions you have.
Article originally published on 12/13/2011