I’m sure it gets old at some point, but I really do love Christmas in NYC.
It’s probably one of the only times that I could wish for an instasmell app in this city- the one time when greenery of the pine sort overwhelms the normal rot and exhaust smell.
It’s where the term ‘holiday hustle and bustle’ came from. True story. In my head, anyway.
The song ‘silver bells’ playing over and over in my head and me actually tolerating it, even smiling along at all the happy and gay shoppers on street-corners and chestnuts roasting and hot cocoa simmering.
It’s mild, but cozy-enough. You can comfortably layer up, and maintain that cute bundled look that’s so much more forgiving to your new stuffing rolls, and chilly enough that you don’t uncomfortably overheat the minute you take 3 steps.
The holidays officially get rolling for us again this weekend. Although we’ve had eggnog in the fridge for a week already.
We celebrate my Mom and Brett’s birthday today, and then the holiday ho, ho, ho comes out tomorrow, with visits to Christmas markets, and the instalment of our mini-tree, that will perch on a shelf. Because there is no available floor space for a tree. But easier to spot 3 feet of tree from outside if it sits on a shelf anyway…
I’m trying to convince the crew that we will fit a visit to Rolf’s in on Saturday but we’ll see- we do have an adult holiday party to go in our building that night, after all. (Baileys purchased)
Sunday, we see the girls, bright and early again. After the Rockettes have kicked their way through 87 Christmas carols, we’ll see THE tree, and likely hit up some more markets. And maybe, as darkness approaches, we’ll linger a little longer and do some window watching on 5th.
Given how terrified the kids still are of the big guy, I’m debating exactly how much emphasis I want to put on a trip to Macy’s santaland- considering we got trapped in a protest there last year (legit), I might source a less obvious spot… Or I might continue to be swept up by the magic of all things Christmas in the city and go for it.
Nutcracker, trains and lights will fill up the next few weeks.
Here we go!