Getting into the Christmas spirit is hard when you live in the Sunshine State. Holiday movies and TV shows depict Christmas as being snowy and having to bundle up. I’m just trying to find the holiday spirit in Florida.
Now, I’m not complaining about it not snowing here. Not at all. I hate snow, but when us Floridians basically only get 2 seasons, Summer and Not-So-Summer, it’s hard for my brain to transition into the festiveness of it all. I mean, we’ve had our windows for the past two days for crying out loud! It’s gorgeous outside. Nothing screams, “Santa is coming!”
Trying to Find the Holiday Spirit in Florida
We have already put our tree up and decorated around the house. Not too much, but I do have my tiny Christmas village set up as well as the handmade Nativity scene passed down to me from my great-grandmother. The Nativity is my most favorite Christmas decor ever and no one is aloud to touch it. Even still, we just weren’t feeling the Christmas-ness of it all.
Tonight, though, I was able to finally get that warm fuzzy holiday feeling. I bought hot cocoa and marshmallows while grocery shopping. I was determined to get into the holiday spirit. While eating dinner, I found a Christmas movie on TV to watch together with the family, A Charlie Brown Christmas. Who doesn’t love that?!
Afterwards, Arthur Christmas came on and we watched that. It was pretty cute, different, but cute. When that was over, The Son actually looked at me and asked if there were anymore Christmas movies or shows on. I was shocked! This kid rarely sits down long enough for one show or movie! I scrolled through Freeform‘s lineup for the next week and set a bunch of shows and movies coming up to record.
We were finally starting to feel that holiday cheer. That nice, warm and fuzzy holiday feeling. The Teen looked over at me while sipping her hot cocoa with a smile and said, “I’m finally feeling like it’s Christmas.” I couldn’t agree any more.
Are you still trying to get in the holiday mood or are you full-blown Operation Christmas?