For me, there are 4 things that definitely need to happen before I feel Christmasy. First is the cookie baking, second is making sure my kids have Advent calendars (thanks to my wonderful husband this year for finding them when I could not!). Third is watching “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” not the movie, but the very old Boris Karloff narrated version. Finally, fourth is watching the tree lighting in Rockefeller Center (NYC). Now I’ve only seen the tree lighting in person just 4 times, but I never ever miss it on television. When that tree lights up, it is purely magical, and at that point, it is most definitely the Christmas season for me.
If you’ve never seen it, it is a sight to behold and it’s happening tonight, so tomorrow, with the exception of Mr. Grinch, I will be all Christmasy!