Here we are in one of the coziest months of the year. Everything is lit up with the glow of Christmas lights as we walk the streets and we feel a certain coziness within as we sip our hot drinks and enjoy the season. It is also a time to stay home and snuggle up with a cozy blanket around the Christmas tree with the fire lit and a good book. There is something special about December that just seems to bring out the child like wonder in us the time of year.
I myself will be indulging in all these things that makes the holiday time so special. Here is what my life will look like in December.
+What I’ll Be Reading – It’s that time of year to dive right into a cozy novel or two and I couldn’t think of any other book that I would like to read other than One Day In December. This book came out last year, but I did not get it then, so it was inevitable that I would want to read it this December and especially since we just took a trip to London back in September. This has been on my to-read list for awhile.
+What I’ll Be Wearing – Nothing says December and holidays to me more than a cozy turtleneck. I don’t know why other than they just seem like the right thing to wear in December. I am sure I will be living in all kinds of cozy sweaters, but the turtleneck will be my go-to item for this month, especially this striped one and this gray cashmere.
+What I’ll Be Watching – It should be no surprise to say that I will be watching as many Christmas movies as I can. I will be tuning in to Freeform’s 25 days of Christmas a lot this month as they play a lot of the classics. Some of my favorites are The Grinch, Home Alone (1 and especially 2), Christmas Vacation, The Santa Clause and Elf. I will also be binging You Season 2 on Netflix. I really enjoyed the first season and I am really curious as to what is going to happen next.
What I’ll Be Drinking – Lots of peppermint mochas and homemade hot chocolates! I love making my homemade hot chocolate to watch with a Christmas movie. This isn’t your ordinary hot chocolate either…this is a very thick sipping chocolate made from milk, cream and chocolate bars. Just a small cup is all you need. In fact, I think I will do a blog post with the recipe because it is seriously that good.
+What I Am Anticipating – All the Christmas things! December for me is a time to be at home and stay cozy by the fire. I love to purchase, wrap and give gifts and I love the way they look under the Christmas tree. Basically all the things that lead up to Christmas is what I am looking forward to. The movies, baked goods, hot chocolates/peppermint mochas, a fire in the fireplace, Christmas music, time with loved ones, etc.
+What I Am Listening To – All the Christmas music of course! It should come as no surprise that I have a Spotify Christmas playlist that I have on repeat right now. I love a lot of the Michael Buble christmas album as well as songs from coffee house christmas and instrumental christmas. People either hate or love christmas music, so you know which one I am.