Christmas in November? You may ask, is she crazy? Nope. Well maybe a little bit but that's a subject well tackle another day. This is my absolute favorite time of year. It's a magical, happy, joyful, giving, loving and beautiful time. I really can't emphasis enough how much I love this season. Which is why I think it deserves and should be celebrated for more than just 24 days. Why should we restrict ourselves from enjoying such happiness to just a couple of weeks when we can enjoy it for almost two months!
Now I do completely agree that starting christmas in October is a little bit on the excessive side, but hey do you. Celebrate Christmas 365 days a year if you want, why the hell not?! You may be thinking, if I start to early I'll get tired of all the wondrous christmas music, delicious christmas cooking baking (and consuming of course), the lights, the magic and all the other things surrounding Christmas. Now if this is you just stop reading right now because then I can do nothing for you. You are a lost cause and I can't relate to your situation. Dramatic much? Maybe but why look at such beautiful thing in the negative aspect, why not grasp this wonderful opportunity we are given each year and spreading some freaking love and joy to all around! Can you tell I'm getting extremely excited just writing this?
Now this past Sunday was November 1 and on November 1 at exactly 5:33 I heard my first Christmas song of the year. It was Sunday, I was on the train heading back to Århus, I had a pile of reading to do, I had to say goodbye to my dad, it was just an ugh time right then. But, that all changed when "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas" by Michael Buble came on. It was like all of my worries and stress and sadness complete floated away. My heart just warmed up and it spread all the way down to my toes. I felt motivated to get home and get my work done. I was so happy. All from one song. This is the magic of Christmas! People on the train probably thought, "WTF is wrong with this girl she's smiling and reading a text book". BUT I DIDN'T CARE BECAUSE I COULDN'T HELP BUT SMILE AND BE HAPPY! I practically danced all the way home from the station. And I won't even try to explain the dance party that broke out when I got home...
I decided to write this little Christmas excitement blast today because my mini Christmas tree came today and all my ornaments from home, so I just couldn't help myself! Just so many Christmas things happening here in town these next two weeks as well. Last Friday they had the lighting of our big department store (aka the side of the store turns into a giant present), this Friday is "J-Dag" (will explain later), Saturday is my uni's Christmas Party and next Friday is the Christmas Parade, where they will light the "Star Sky". The stores are filled with Christmas. Decorations are everywhere. So I'm embracing it and loving every second of it. In the US Thanksgiving is kind of "in the way" of starting celebration - at least that's some peoples excuse. But here it's just like BAM it's November lets get this Christmas cheer going. We Danes are famous for our Christmas hygge!
I'm just so excited and I hope you'll enjoy and feel inspired by my Christmas cheer. Starting December 1st I will be doing a Sea Salt & Poms Advent Calendar! Every day I will post something new in relation to Christmas, whether it be traditions, daily activities or what awesome foods we consumed that day (one of the best part about this holiday is the food, you know it's true). Now, I've never done something like this before and I do have exams right then but I intend to do my best to do my best and spread Christmas cheer to all who read this!
Thanks for reading my little Christmas over excitement post, I hope it made you smile and put you in the mood for some Christmas joy. :)
Happy Christmasing & Happy Hump Day!