We’re almost halfway through December and I’m not feeling super festive? I mean, honestly, I didn’t even think we’d make it to December because it feels like March 276th. And now that we’re here, I think I assumed we’d all be in the festive spirit for some sort of hope this year. I’m just not feeling it for some reason.
We did put up our outside Christmas lights in the middle of November, and we got our Christmas tree the weekend after Thanksgiving. I put up my little 2 foot tree in my bedroom, but I am disappointed I won’t be able to decorate my work office since we’re all still working from home. I’ve been listening to Christmas music and I’ve watched a few holiday movies—Home Alone, Home Alone 2, and the Santa Clause movies. Am I just missing the festive?
I think in a normal year my festiveness comes from work. We have a division-wide holiday party, and two years ago, a handful of us went out for drinks before our winter break. So working from home has put a damper on all of that. Plus my parents and I normally meet family friends for dinner around this time of year; they live out in the Midwest and come back to New England for Christmas and we always meet up with them.
My parents and I will be staying home for Christmas this year and not seeing any extended family because of the pandemic. I’m fine with staying home and just hanging out. Maybe once we get closer to Christmas I’ll start to feel more of the Christmas spirit. But right now I’m sort of feeling like the Grinch.
Are you feeling festive around the holidays or are you like me and trying to find it?