Celebrating Christmas in July!

Christmas is possibly my favorite holiday. It goes up there with Halloween and Thanksgiving. Basically starting in September, I start getting into the holiday spirit big time. From September 1st to January 15 our apartment is a holiday explosion. Growing up, after my parents got divorced, Christmas was always the easiest holiday (because it spans over two days). Christmas Eve was spent with one parent, while Christmas day was spent with the other. 

Now, Christmas (and holidays) are a little more tricky - my brother is a chef, my little sister is in nursing school (and finishes soon!!), and I'm all over the place. I don't know about you, but flights back home for me are not cheap. I can fly into my hometowns airport for an arm and a leg, or fly into an airport a mile away for a little bit less. I like to go home as much as possible, but it's not always easy for me to take off work. Previously, when I as working for Disney it was almost impossible to take off on a holiday, and even then why would I want to when all my friends would be working anyways. 

I'm still not sure what I'm doing for Christmas this year. Last year I stayed in Orlando, and went to California in early December to have Christmas with Christian, then went home back in January to have Christmas with my family. Christmas in January was so much fun. I got to spend time with my family, between both houses, who both left the Christmas decorations up for me. I spent a lot of time hanging out on the couch, going to doctors appointments (because I didn't believe I would be in Orlando for so long), and spending time with my best friend. 

Going home and celebrating Christmas in January has some perks too. This past year, Mardi Gras fell really early (because Easter was early this year) and it was oddly warm, which mean that I not only got King Cake, but also crawfish. To say I was on happy girl would be the understatement of the year. Shipping a King Cake is incredibly expensive, so it was nice to actually buy one at a normal price. 

This year, I'm thinking we'll probably celebrate Christmas in January again and I'm hoping that I'll maybe be able to bring Christian along with me. We'll see how it goes, but I'm excited for this holiday season.
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