Updated: Jan 20
Hello beautiful people. Y’all, we made through Monday and I am so proud of you for all the amazing things you do. For all of you on the brink of winter break, we are SO close. I’m trying to embrace winter in LA because the vibes are everything but once temperatures surpass 65 degrees F, peace out. Also guys I thought I'd just let you know how ironic this blog post is because I don’t even celebrate Christmas. No tree, no sitting on Santa's lap, no stockings, nothin. I’m your Hanukkah celebrating, Christmas spirit preaching, cold dreading, ‘Santa Tell Me’ belting sister from the West Coast.
Well you might be single this holiday season and your Spotify wrap might contain an odd combination of Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Megan the Stallion, Ariana Grande, Juice Wrld, and Pop Smoke (or that could just be a me thing), at least you and your friends can vibe out to your favorite holiday tunes and say goodbye to 2020 in Santa hats.
Here are some affordable and safe ways to get into the holiday spirit!
1. Decorate gingerbread houses and blast christmas music
Ayo basic check. But also like such a classic and you’re doing this or you're lame. Head to your local grocery store/amazon, pick up a classic gingerbread kit, and turn up this fire Christmas playlist
2. Wear matching wintery pajama sets and put on some Hallmark cheesy flicks (or netflix party to be covid safe)
Find a cozy blanket, get your hot chocolate, and be ready to snuggle while watching some awfully terrific Christmas rom coms. I recently watched Holidate on Netflix and let me just tell you that I was pleasantly surprised. Casting director needs a raise with that male, Australian love interest... maybe he can be my snap h**.
3. Cookie exchange
Ok I read about this genius idea: get your friend group to each bake a really delicious batch of cookies with cool sprinkles, frosting, all the goods. Then, write a super sweet note and drop it off at their houses. If my friends did that I would be the happiest girl in the world. Tell the people in your life that matter to you that you care about them.
4. Spread the love
Donate to a food bank or write letters to quarantine elders. If you think this year sucked for you (which it definitely did), there's always a chance that someone is worse off. Spread the love this holiday season, even if it's bringing leftovers to a homeless person in your neighborhood.
5. TikTok the Mean Girls Jingle Bell Dance
Hi most iconic dance everrrr. Learn it. Film it. Sleigh it (ew omg bye but also like slay it queen and thank u next music video it up with your very own kris jenner (mom appearance in a track suit) in the back).
6. Write personalized holiday letters
But this time to your fam :)
7. Make your listssss
Hanukkah is here and Christmas is very very close. Finalize your gift lists. I always love getting gifts but feel bad asking. Some of my friends make full on presentations for their family members of everything they want. I could just never do that. Also my birthday is next month so sometimes gifts get combined… not that anyone cares.
8. Practice your driving skills and check out the neighborhoods Christmas decor
Guys my driving test is approaching and I'm freaking out. If you have your license, lmk how it went. I took my mom on a little drive through the neighborhood and saw all the lights. It was so magical. I also didn’t die, just thought you should know.
9. Go to Starbucks
No spons I swear but Starbucks kills it with the commercialized winter coffee drinks that are overly sugary, given holiday cliche names in the most perfect way, but also happen to taste disgusting at the same time. A few weeks ago I tried my first pumpkin spice latte (iced ofc because hot pumpkin sounds repulsing). It was so fun to bundle up and enjoy the festive cup, endearing campaign new drink posters, and holiday ambiance of Starbucks. Go taste test with your friends and have a good time.
10. Go into town
No matter where you live, the local town, promenade, or mall will surely be decorated and blasting holiday music as early as November. Pretend your the main character of a that Christmas Hallmark movie I told you to watch earlier, the hopeless romantic rushing through the crowded streets of New York City. Put on a cute wintery fit, feel bomb and confident, and fake it till you make it. Find a sage and brown backdrop, synthetic tree, colorful light, or snowy location. Round up your friend group and take the type of Instagram photos that you would fawn over on your pinterest boards.
(bonus) 11. The little things
My favorite thing about the holiday season or really any lively, exciting, and nostalgic event are the little traditions, objects, or moments that reoccur. Even if it is something small like enjoying a candy cane or drinking eggnog, some of the smallest moments are what create a larger vivid experience.
Have an amazing holiday season. Cherish these moments of adolescence before all the time runs out. Sorry just got deep there.
Anyways love you guys!!!!!
You got this,