Blogmas Day 9: 50+ Reasons Why I Love the Holidays

Hello, my jolly good friends! Blogmas Day 9 is here and it is a holly, jolly, and oh so festive Christmas themed post. We often hear around this time that it is the “most wonderful time of the year.” There are so many amazing opportunities and memories being created during the holiday season. It is so hard for me not to be jolly and happy during this time of year because there is literally so much to love about the holidays! So, in an effort to spread the holiday cheer and get you to thinking about all the reasons why you love about the holidays… Here is my list of 50+ Reasons Why I Love Christmas.


  • Christmas music on the radio
  • Christmas lights sparkling at night
  • Christmas movie specials on TV
  • Sending Christmas cards
  • Receiving Christmas cards
  • Decorating the Christmas tree
  • Decorating the apartment with holiday décor
  • Drinking coffee out of Santa mugs
  • Red Starbucks cups
  • Gingerbread flavored everything
  • Extended holiday shopping hours200-21
  • Making Christmas cookies
  • Eating Christmas cookies
  • Leaving milk and cookies out for Santa
  • Leaving carrot sticks for Rudolph and the reindeer
  • Lighting the fireplace
  • Kisses under the mistletoe
  • Holiday nail designs
  • Spreading holiday cheer
  • Christmas shopping
  • Buying gifts for others
  • Finding the perfect gift
  • That first sip of a warm beverage on a cold night
  • Christmas carolers
  • Hanging up your favorite ornaments
  • Waking up early on Christmas morning
  • Wrapping Christmas gifts in festive paper
  • Trying new recipes
  • Driving to go see Christmas lights
  • Keeping holiday traditions alive
  • Creating new holiday traditions
  • Holiday scented candles200-22
  • The smell of a real Christmas tree
  • Strands of garland
  • Holiday meals with the family
  • Holiday gift exchanges
  • Secret Santa
  • The willingness to help others
  • Toy drives
  • Seeing family and friends you haven’t seen in a while
  • Holiday football games
  • Ugly Christmas sweaters
  • Building gingerbread houses
  • Writing letters to Santa
  • Holiday window displays
  • Focusing on the reason for the season
  • Traveling to see the ones we care about
  • Family coming to visit
  • Hanging up the christmas stockings
  • Reading The Night Before Christmas
  • Dressing Lupin in her Christmas sweater
  • Cookie exchanges
  • Christmas sprinkles


Over 50 things. 50+ reasons why I love the holidays. I might have thrown a few extra in there for bonus. Ha. And I’m sure, given more time; I could come up with even more reasons. It really is the most wonderful and magical time of the year.


What are your favorite things about the holidays? What do you do to get yourself in the holiday spirit? And how do you spread the holiday cheer to others?

Thanks so much for continuing to follow along with the 25 Days of Blogmas. Keep entering my Holiday Giveaway and I’ll talk to you tomorrow.

Happy Holidays, XO




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