In a “normal” year, my family and I would head into the city to walk amongst the crowded city streets, check out all of the decorated Christmas windows, view the tree in Rockefeller Center, visit Santa, and grab a bite to eat downtown (always grabbing hot cocoa at one of our favorite places). Not this year, though! Nevertheless, my daughter desperately wanted to honor this time-tested tradition. So what we decided to do was crank up the Christmas carols, drive into the city one early weekend morning, and go past all of the windows we would normally visit. Since it was early, the sidewalks were clear and we could see the windows perfectly from the street. After that, we parked right in front our hot cocoa place and popped in to grab some takeout to consume in our car. Easy in easy out!
In a “normal” year, we would see a Broadway show or a concert or something cool and interesting during the holidays. Not this year, though! Instead, we are making it a point to watch lots of Christmas movies. Thus far, we’ve watched Last Christmas, Elf, The Santa Clause and The Santa Clause 2, How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Jim Carrey version) and A Bad Mom’s Christmas! More to come!
In a “normal” year, we would go to the zoo/park/beach/wherever and walk around to see the Christmas lights display. Not this year, though! For 2020 we canvassed friends and made a list of the brightest houses in the county. Again, got in the car and cranked up the music, brought some mulled cider and drove all around to enjoy the decorations.
Hang in there people, we are almost through this.