December always stuffs our celebratory stockings with extra holidays and runs our cider cups over with reasons to rejoice. As we make our merry way towards the magic of Christmas Eve and the countdown to New Year’s Eve, the twelfth month blesses us with very special gifts.
Our Favorite Yuletide Rituals
We pledge to start our Christmas shopping early, and we promise not to wait too late to hang the outside lights. Both are just a few of the holiday rituals we enjoy every December. Christmas Card Day and Go Caroling Day are as natural on our Yuletide calendars as Eggnog Day. We even elevate the tradition of finding the perfect tree by celebrating Look for an Evergreen Day.
Delicious Excuses to Indulge
With so many festive dates on just one calendar page, we need to stay on our jingle bell-tipped toes. Otherwise, we might miss out on some of December’s most delicious excuses to indulge. Start with Cotton Candy Day, nosh on Pastry Day, and save room for Chocolate Day. It’s all good because we can correct our culinary course at the end of the month with Get on the Scales Day.
Historic Days of Observance
Along with high spirits and elevated expectations, December also brings us special days of historic observance. The dates are greeted with reverence and an enormous sense of gratitude. On Bill of Rights Day, we thank our nation’s founding fathers for establishing our individual freedoms. We solemnly salute the men and women who proudly served defending those rights as we observe Pearl Harbor Day.
Wonderfully Silly Celebrations
We don’t need to ask why Bathtub Party Day rolls around each December. We just need to warm up to the idea and have fun. After all, this is the month that tickles our tootsies with Sock Day and challenges our sense of fashion with Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. Perhaps the best way to honor silly celebrations is by raising a hearty toast to the fall of Prohibition and carousing in the revelry of Repeal Day.
Of all the months on our calendars, December just might be the one we love the most. We can take the high road and claim it as a favorite because it’s the season of giving. We can be honest and admit we delight in December because we really enjoy receiving. Both attitudes are perfectly fine as our spirits soar and anticipate the joy of Christmas morning and the promise of a brand new year.