One thing people don’t often know about me is that my mom converted to Judaism before my parents got married. She grew up Catholic and throughout my childhood we visited her side of the family to celebrate Christmas with them.
The holiday doesn’t usually mean more to me than spending time with family, eating Chinese food, and spending an evening by a warm fire place.
Imagine my surprise when I woke up this morning after a fabulous holiday party to a light dusting of snow with a craving Christmas music. Specifically the *N Sync Christmas album. It reminds me of a few cold weeks in Decembers with my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. And my junior high school obsession with *N Sync
My grandmother loved Christmas and always had more than enough decorations to go around. For her last Christmas she was unable to decorate her own tree so my cousins and I rallied together to decorate it for her. In the process, they discovered 10+ wreaths laying around her basement.
Then they left me to finish the tree. It was calm and surprisingly satisfying
What gets you in the holiday spirit?