Watching the movie “November Christmas”. It’s one of my favorites and it doesn’t hurt that Sam Elliott is in it. I’ve noticed that a lot of us are having November Christmases this year. Between the agony of the elections and the fears of the pandemic, we are exhausted and need some joy, some color, and some light. I’ve been reading that people are already putting up Christmas trees and listening to Christmas music and I’m doing the same. The Tribe is putting up their lighting display already. I’m so ready for this year to be over and if an early Christmas can make things better, I’m all for it. Normally, I want to celebrate Thanksgiving but not this year. This year Thanksgiving will be a part of Christmas.
When I was a kid, my great-aunt, Auntie Emma, bought all of her grandchildren and great-nieces and nephews German paper Advent calendars. They probably cost a dollar each at the time, but for us they were magic. Opening each door each day before Christmas and it was ours alone and didn’t need to be shared with our siblings; another rarity. I am ordered a similar one from Amazon for $6. My dream advent calendar is this one from the Griswald’s Family Christmas in a Christmas Vacation. But it’s kind of outside my price range.
Here are some other ideas that have goodies behind the doors.. everything from candy to candles to booze. https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/christmas-ideas/g4911/christmas-advent-calendar/ and https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/christmas-ideas/g29613883/alternative-advent-calendars/
Please visit my December Magic page that I will be adding to all of November and December: https://moondancepages.com/december-magic/