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 rituals we enjoy every December. Look for an Evergreen Day elevates the tradition of finding the perfect tree and Christmas Card Day and Go Caroling Day are as natural on our Yuletide calendars as Eggnog Day.
Delicious Excuses to Indulge
We have to stay on our jingle bell-tipped toes because there are so many festive dates on one calendar page. Otherwise, we might miss out on some of December’s most delicious excuses to indulge. Start with Brownie Day, nosh on Pastry Day, and just go crazy on Chocolate Covered Anything 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. These dates are greeted with reverence and an enormous sense of gratitude. We thank our nation’s founding fathers for establishing our individual freedoms on Bill of Rights Day. 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 fashion sense on Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. The best way to honor our silly celebrations is by raising a hearty toast to the fall of Prohibition and carousing in the revelry of Repeal Day.
December just might be our favorite month. We can take the high road and claim it as a favorite because it’s the season of giving. We can admit that we delight in December because we 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.