Here are a few of my favorite things that makes Christmas Magical...
Shopping is undoubtedly an enjoyable activity for many people during the Christmas season. It is in the malls or stores that some of the favorite sights, sounds and scents of Christmas can be experienced. The decorations at Malls and stores are usually very beautiful, especially to children, with the many colorful and twinkling lights. It's a delight for both adults and children alike to look at the decorations that adorn the main Christmas tree in the center of shopping malls or stores and stare in wonder and amazement.
Along with the wide variety of decorations in stores, there also is the sound of music playing, bells ringing, the laughter and wishes of Merry Christmas from shoppers that also add to the magic of Christmas. Even the sound of cash registers in the background adds something to the special feeling shoppers have at Christmas time.
Seeing Santa at Christmas
At many malls and stores, there is usually a Santa Claus that children can meet to tell him what they want for Christmas and have their picture taken. The ability to delight children by telling them stories about Santa Claus, as well as getting to see and talk to him, puts a lot of magic and excitement into Christmas.
The scent from a fresh Christmas tree, of gingerbread or other cookies baking and other food preparations that are done at Christmas time puts magic in the air. Many people who select a real Christmas tree instead of an artificial one for their homes do so because of the wonderful scent it provides. For many people, that scent from a Christmas tree is what puts Christmas into everything else.
Spending time together to decorate your house, yard and tree at Christmas can be magical. The memories of previous Christmas' with family and friends will be recalled as you use special ornaments or decorations to decorate. Seeing the houses in your neighborhood that are lit up with beautiful lights can be magical for both children and adults.
Before Christmas Day arrives, there are usually parties at home and at work, an evening out with friends and other occasions to get together and share the spirit of Christmas. The presence of special Christmas music and people dressed in holiday attire provide a different atmosphere and contribute to the magical feeling of the season.
All these events, activities, happenings, sights, sounds and scents of Christmas and the holidays create special and unforgettable memories. And who can deny that a pleasant memory is always something that is truly magical.