Well- you knew this was coming…For my purposes, the holiday season is defined as the day after Thanksgiving up till New Years

  1. One holiday themed live show
  2. Look at holiday decorations on 5th and 6th Avenue in midtown Manhattan
  3. See the tree at the Metropolitan Museum
  4. Bake cookies
  5. Gingerbread (I love gingerbread in all forms)
  6. Watch five holiday themed movies
  7. Wrap all the gifts I buy (or actually put them in gift bags)
  8. See all my New York friends (but I mean the real friends- not the acquaintances)
  9. Send out holiday cards
  10. Not get mad at family events
  11. Make up a naughty and nice list
  12. Try to get my name off naughty list…

Here’s the thing about the holiday season: I love it.  I love this time of year.  But- I also feel overwhelmed this time of year.  There are so many things I want to do, but time definitely gets away from me- so I make a list of things I will be mad if I don’t do.  And then I write them in my calendar.  I order the holiday cards the day after Thanksgiving (sales) and then I make appointments to address them. I try to do anything I can to not feel stressed.  We’ll see how it works out this year.