The holiday season is upon us! This week on the Romance Writers Weekly blog, C.L. Marcolini asks:
What do you do to get into the holiday spirit?
If you joined me from A.S. Fenichel, welcome!
The weather is a big influence for me in getting into the holiday spirit. Here in Northern British Columbia, we don’t usually have to worry about having a white Christmas. But winters have been getting warmer over the last several years, and the snow we’ve gotten recently is wet and slushy, like spring snow. Despite that, the clean white covering is the first sign it’s time to get ready for the holidays.
The next influence on me for getting into the spirit are Christmas lights. My husband loves putting up lights, and we tease him that he is the neighbourhood Clark Griswold. But I have to admit, when the days are so short, it is lovely to come home to a brightly lit up house.
And then there’s the music. I am a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas songs. There are few new carols released that I like. I prefer the old standbys, but don’t mind a new version of an old favourite once in a while. I discovered The Pentatonix Christmas album last year, and it’s joined the rotation with Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, John Berry, and others.
What do you do to get in the spirit? I’d love to hear from you! Then, be sure to hop onto the next stop on the blog, Leslie Hachtel!