This might sound weird, but as old as I am, I still get as excited as a child when these dates arrive. Call it Christmas, Winter Solstice, Yule or whatever you like; what is undeniable is that this is one of the most magical moments of the year.
- The Christmas decorations are great. All the streets are filled with light and, taking into account that in that matter I am like a cat, I spent the month of December looking dumbfounded at anything that shines.
- It’s cold and wet in the street, but for some reason, we do not care. The festive atmosphere makes up for it. Also, a Christmas without cold is unthinkable.
- The streets are filled with roasted chestnut stalls and when you walk down the street you can smell them on every corner. I don’t think I can ever get tired of them.
- On the other hand, I love festive reunions. I love when more than 20 people gather in a house to eat and dine, either with family or with friends. I am not a person who enjoys at all large groups of people (6 are already too many for me) but there is something in these dates makes it tolerable and even enjoyable.
- And finally there are the gifts. There won’t be a year that I don’t wake me up nervous and excited on the day of the Three Wise Men. I love giving and receiving gifts, and seeing what things other people have associated with me in them. There are only a few days left to start receiving them and I am already nervous!
Having said all this, my adult self must control my childish side; I should take advantage of these holidays to move forward with my Master’s Thesis Work. Six months to write a novel is very little time and I should make use of every free second I have.
It only remains for me to wish you happy holidays now that I am still on time; I hope you enjoy them as much as I will do.