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Making Christmas Magic

Andy Williams sang in 1963, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”  I think many of us agree with that statement.  Christmas is a magical, marvellous time when generosity is key and good fellowship is treasured.  Sure there are other holidays around this time of year too (like Hanukah) but the old yuletide always holds a big place in my heart.  There is so much fun, joy and enchantment to be had.  So that is why I wish to share some advice on how to get into the Christmas spirit.  There are many easy, and mostly inexpensive ways to smile this time of year.  Here they are:

Advent Calendars

What I have always loved since my childhood is getting a chocolate advent calendar that counts the days to Christmas.  In the morning, you wake up and the first thing you do is go have a chocolate.  How is that not a perfect way to start your morning or get into the spirit of the holidays?  Advent calendars give you something to look forward to every day.  So go get one.

Baking Cookies

The best thing about Christmas is the cookies.  The best memories can come from baking cookies.  The laughter, sneaking tastes of the dough and then celebrating the finished products.  It is a lot of work but it shows that you can enjoy the fruits of your labor when you have fun doing it.  After all is said and done you can have a beautiful peppermint tea and see how much tasty treats you can sneak with no one looking.

Bright Lights

On a clear evening, there is nothing like taking a walk around your neighborhood and looking at all the Christmas lights.  The colorful twinkling lights that adorn the houses bring out your inner child.  They light up like little colorful stars or like bright flowers on a very cold day.  Each house is a constant surprise with its variety of lights.  That is what I call a winter wonderland.

Perfect Plants

There are three plants that always seem to show up for Christmas.  Poinsettias, Christmas Cactuses, and the ever popular Christmas tree.  Each one brings its own unique beauty into the house as well as its own brand of magic.  Poinsettias bring good will and cheer into a home.  They are also said to grant wishes.   Christmas cactuses help with loneliness and give warmth and care to those in need.  Christmas trees bring fertility and new life to a place even in the dead of winter.  So feel free to find these plants because they will help you bring out all the good things of this festive season. 

Singing the Songs

The radio takes a very festive turn every December.  It plays both modern and classic Christmas songs that get your feet tapping.  It’s something to look forward to because every song you hear is either slow and romantic or fun and silly.  I can’t help but sing out “Santa Baby” whenever I hear it, no matter who sings it.  So if you are ever feeling down, belt out the song that gets your own heart singing. 

Movie Madness

The Christmas movies are a perfect way to experience the joy of the season.  Whether you are watching classics like “A Christmas Carol” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” or more contemporary movies like Hallmarks, “Christmas in Evergreen” and “Switched at Christmas” the message of the movies are loud and clear.  It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  My favorite this year is “Christmas in the City” starring Ashley Williams on Netflix.  Give that a watch.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

The taste of Christmas is in a decadent cup of peppermint hot chocolate.   The mixture of sweetness, chocolate, cream and peppermint warms the heart, fills the belly and lifts the soul.  A magical and inexpensive way (about $5.00) to get into the spirit of the season.  It’s also very good with cookies.  So don’t be afraid to get yourself a little something special.

The Gift of Giving

“It is better to give than to receive.”  This old quote is very true.  When you give to others you get a lot more than you think.  Sure it is fun to get gifts but when you give to someone who really needs it, it’s like your heart lights up.  You did something really good that helped someone no matter how big or small.  A suggestion is give your change to a charity box or get a brand new toy for a little boy and girl at your local toy charity.  Everyone deserves a Merry Christmas and you can help make that happen.

Fun with Friend

s and Family

Family and friends are what truly makes Christmas special.  When you spend time with them, all worries and fears drift way with the snowflakes.  To make it that way, make some food, get out some games and pick up a phone to give the wonderful people in your life a call.  Have them over and have some fun.  Life would be pretty boring without them.

Christmas is a good time to remember what makes this world a good place.  Sometimes we all need a reminder.  Not everybody believes in the same thing but the beauty of it is, you don’t have to.  If you believe in family, friends, helping others and love then that is all you need.  What brings your Christmas to life?  

Making Magic Come To Life Greetings fun-seekers, adventurers, explorers and adrenaline-junkies. Thank you choosing to visit my blog; Light, Laughter and a Little Magic. My name is Erika but I also go by “The Oracle.” I’m a blogger and aspiring story-teller. I’ve been blogging since January 1, 2015. I’ve been on a couple of sabbaticals but I am back and looking to help others find exciting escapades. I'm a fun-loving woman who loves a good adventure and to write them down. I’ll be taking you all on some of my experiences in hopes to not only entertain but inform. There are so many amazing things to see and do out there. Some of the things I do will involve spending some money while others will not cost you a dime. The stories I tell you can be done with family, friends or by yourself. Whatever the experience, I hope to set your imaginations free and inspire you to try some of these amazing things. I am a free spirit on a journey and in order to tell you my story, I have to share it with you this way. But first, here are a few things about myself. I have a sweet little kitty named Karma, I live in a colorful plant-filled condo and have a lot of things that I like to do. My favorite hobbies include circus acrobatics, archery, yoga, knife-throwing, cooking and gardening. That’s right, I’m a circus-loving foodie with a penchant for long-range weaponry, and a fondness for plants. I'm also very much into meditation, music, dancing, travelling, love stories, nature, and just about anything that’s fun. Life is too short, you might as well do everything that this world has to offer. Goals for My Blog For me, blogging is about sharing what's inside of you with the people in your life. My goal is to start your day off on a happy note while you have your first cup of coffee in the morning. Or, you can enjoy my blog at the end of your day while you are enjoying a glass of wine. Either way, I wish to inspire you to grab life with both hands. What you can expect from my blog Magic and fun. I will recommend some pretty cool stuff that should be tried at least once. You will also notice that everything I write has a bit of a mystical twist. I see the world as an exhilarating enchanting amusement park that’s waiting to be explored. I would never recommend anything that I didn’t like, this I promise you. Prepare to be enlightened, entertained and even given some practical advice. Will you join me on a magical journey?

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