And so we've officially kicked off what is, for me, the best time of the year.
Spring is nice, with the flowers blooming.
Autumn is cool, with the changing leaves and brisk air.
Summer is great, with warm weather and slow work schedules and more outdoor activities and barbeques and outdoor happy hours.
But nothing beats the stretch of the "Holiday Season". Your mileage may vary, but for me, it kicks off with Halloween and continues until about New Years. Well, okay, I'm a little self-involved, so in reality, this year, it kicked off with Diwali (right before Halloween) and lasts until my birthday in January!
The point being, you get Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas/Hannukah/Non-denominational Winter Holiday, and New Years in that time! A time to spend with friends and family and grad schools applications (damnit)! You can tell it's officially that time because Starbucks has rolled out their red coffee cups!
For me, what makes the season is that time with friends and family, the decorations, the lights, the music, and, well, the whole spirit in the air. No matter what the motivation is, seeing strangers be nice to each other warms whatever remains of my heart.
So, CGB, what are your favourite things about the Holiday Season?