As I get older, I find that it becomes a bit more difficult to get into the holiday spirit each December. Not that I am in grinch in any way. BUT, I have found that the further I get from my youth, I need to do things that ensure the fact I am in the Christmas spirit and that mentally, I know it is the holiday season. This time of year goes by so quickly and in recent years I have found myself wondering where the time has gone.
I find that doing certain things every year gets me in the spirit. For example, today the Christmas decorations went up. Thats a start. The holiday specials on television also help.
One plan I have this year is to attend a holiday concert. Yes, a concert, big surprise huh? I have seen the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in years past which is usually a great way to get in the holiday spirit. This year, its going to be Mannheim Steamroller in concert. They are similar to the TSO with their method of taking classic Christmas songs and transforming them into more contemporary, rock-oriented versions.
What do you do which helps you get into the spirit and make sure the season doesn't go by without you realizing it?