14) Your Favorite Holiday
Your favorite holiday? Oooh that is a hard one to answer. Choose one?
In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a big holiday person. I love all holidays, even those that aren’t “real” (November 5th or May 4th?). What can I say?
So if I had to pick my three favorite holidays? Here we go!
I love Thanksgiving as I love everything it stands for. I know a lot of people want to say how “the first Thanksgiving shouldn’t count” as “it opened a door to genocide” or whatever, but that’s not true. Not all relationships between the Native Americans and pilgrims (pilgrims not Puritans. Huge difference) was bad. In this case, the Native Americans helped those early settlers. If it weren’t for that goodwill, I wouldn’t be born as my family most likely never would have immigrated and met.
I also love how Abraham Lincoln recognized that in all the stress, bumble, and grind of everyday life; time should be given so that all can stop and be thankful for all they have.
“I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.”
I also love gathering with family and enjoying each other’s company. And of course, I love to eat until I explode.
For more on Thanksgiving, go to I Before E, Especially After P
I know you had to see this coming. What with my Horrorfest I do every year (going on my fourth year and it is going to be good. I promise!), you had to know that Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.
What can I say about this holiday? I love that it is fall and there are dry leaves and pumpkins everywhere. I love the chill in the air and that it is usually the start of rain. I love the candy. I love dressing up in a costume, I only wish I could do that more. And most of all I love the horror films that are showing everywhere and on sale to buy. I just love Halloween.
For more on Halloween, go to Beast or Man: The Wolfman (2010)
I LOVE Christmas! Words cannot describe how much I enjoy when it comes around. I love how almost everyone is trying to be nice and kind, goodwill abounding; people actually going out of their way for others.
Plus I love picking out the perfect gift and wrapping it up and placing it under the tree, just waiting to see their face when they open it!
Going to church, cookie baking, carols, Christmas movies! And the tree, we go every year to chop one down and then decorate with the same decorations we’ve had every year. Pulling out our nativity and retelling the Christmas story again!
I love it, and can’t wait for it to come around!
For more on Christmas, go to 25 More Films of Christmas
To start the 30 Day Challenge from the beginning, go to Musical Madness
For the previous post, go to Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way
For more holidays, go to Every Heart Beats True for the Red, White, & Blue