What Gets You in the Holiday Spirit?

Where did this Jenny go? I'm not sure! The tree is definitely not up yet this year. Instead, I'm struggling to find inspiration to get one at all. 

It's officially December. My Instagram feed is filled with photo proof that everyone else seems to be fully embracing the season, with decorations, music, shopping, etc. but I'm just not there yet. It doesn't help that I'm down in LA, and while everyone in Seattle got a sprinkle of snow on Saturday, I was shooting a wedding on a sunny 70 degree day.

This usually is my favorite time of the year but somehow this time around, I'm just not feeling it. Last year at this time, I was living on a bus somewhere in the middle of the country and couldn't wait to get home and bake some Christmas cookies. This year, I want to pretend like it's still September.

How about some a shimmying Hugh Grant to get me in the mood for Christmas?

One of Teresa and my former college roommates sent out this clip from Love Actually, and it definitely helped a little bit! This movie was constantly on around Christmastime at our house in college. Not only does it put me in the holiday spirit, but it reminds me of cozying up with roommates on a Saturday morning (or a Tuesday at 3pm...). At one roommate's wedding, a group of us actually performed our own version of Hugh Grant's dance!

Even though I'm not running out to chop down a tree quite yet, at least it put a smile on my face and made me feel like cuddling up to watch some Christmas movies and maybe start listening to some Christmas music.

Here's the full clip if you're in the mood...

What gets you in the holiday spirit?

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  1. Love Actually, Elf, and the Mariah Carey "All I Want For Christmas Is You" Pandora station are ways we usually kick off the season. Other traditions include: gingerbread houses at the Sheraton, Snowflake Lane, and this year we're going to try Zoolights for the first time.