Six Ways…

Paint your nails red.
(I’m wearing I’m not Really a Waitress by O.P.I.)
Make your own hot chocolate.
Add puffy marshmallows, a candy cane, and drink it in front of the tree.

Elf Yourself.
(Or your mom… or your brother… or even your cat).
Then send it to everyone you know.

Curl up under a blanket and watch a Christmas movie.
My favorites: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Home Alone, and Elf.

Cut out a paper snowflake.
Hang it in a window, on your tree, at your desk.
Easy directions found here.

Listen to Michael Buble’s Christmas on repeat.
(Or there’s always the Michael Buble Holiday Station on Pandora)
Cry joyful tears.

For those of you who have exams, good luck!
I’ve got one on Tuesday, and another on Thursday – and then I’m done! Christmas break can’t get here fast enough.

Love, Cait

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31 Comments

  1. Love "I'm not Really a Waitress Red" Also love Christmas Vacation and am addicted to Michael Buble's christmas album right about now πŸ™‚

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  2. All great ideas! I've done all of them except paint my nails….I guess I know what I'm doing tonight now πŸ™‚

    xx Emily @ laughliveandshop.blogspot.com

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  3. hey thanks for the comment! it's actually a snowflake of boba fett ;] but we did do darth vader, they were super fun to make!

    mango
    mangotatoes.blogspot.com

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  4. I love "Chistmas Vacation"! My family watches it every year. Also, the new Michael Buble holiday album is the best. I can't stop listening to it! Good luck on your exams! =)

    SHF
    thechroniclesofs.blogspot.com

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  5. This was a great little break from my final project πŸ™‚ I love Christmas Vacation! I watched it last night on ABC Family, it's sooo good. I think I'll have to reward myself with some hot chocolate with a candy cane in it tonight.

    Have I told you how much I love your blog? <3

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  6. I love all of these!! For now, I'm going to have to settle for red nails and some hot chocolate because I'm stuck in the library. πŸ™‚ Elfing myself is one of my favorite things to do!! I made one with my littles. πŸ™‚ Adorable.

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  7. Cute ideas! Good luck on your exams! Finish strong!

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  8. All of that sounds super fun! I love Elf, hot chocolate, and red nail polish!

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  9. Love all the Christmas-y things! I painted my nails red with one gold glitter for the holidays. And LOVE 25 Days of Christmas for all the movies!

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  10. love this post! def need to get onto the red polish. have plans tonight to watch 'the santa clause' with my sister – oh i LOVE this season πŸ™‚ xx

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  11. All wonderful ideas! I just painted my nails opi Got the Blues for Red! Good luck with your finals, I am sure you will do fabulous!

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  12. This is so weird- I JUST found the Michael Buble holiday station on Pandora today and I desperately want his cd now!

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  13. LOVE this post! Red's my favorite color, just another silly reason I love this time of year- and these suggestions are all perfect! I cannot wait to paint my nails- it's my reward after I'm done with finals! haha. Good luck on your exams!

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  14. Im going to make some hot chocolate right now =]

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  15. I LOVE THIS! πŸ™‚ Such great festive ideas!! πŸ™‚

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  16. Michael Buble Holiday is the best! I keep it playing on Pandora at work

    Xoxo
    http://sosimplychic.blogspot.com/

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  17. Nice post!

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  18. Ahhh these all make me SO excited πŸ™‚

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  19. Good luck on your exams!!

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  20. I've done 5 of the 6! (high five)

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  21. I didn't realize he had his own holiday station?! I watched Elf this weekend and Love Actually last weekend. And Santa Clause this weekend too! Love your ways to get in the holiday spirit!

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  22. Love all of these ideas!!! I've been watching Christmas movies nonstop and my grade just decorated our hallway for Christmas!! I'm so excited!!

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  23. I love these!! πŸ™‚ Very sweet.
    xo

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  24. Best of luck with your exams! I sure don't miss those πŸ˜‰ Especially if the exam was cutting out paper snowflakes…because I've always been terrible at those. Love your blog and thanks for the comment!

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  25. I hope you have found some space in Davis for your exams. Good luck!

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  26. What a fabulous list! With the snow lacking here currently this list will definitely get me in the mood! xo

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  27. Wanted to say hi. I was following your blog then couldn't find you in my dashboard, and had to follow you again. I'm not sure why it is acting crazy. You've made a great list here.

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  28. Love the Michael Buble cd too! Great ideas! I've been putting glitter on everything to get me in the spirit hahaha a but messy!

    Cris
    http://www.bisouonline.com

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  29. What an awesome list….It put me right into the holiday spirit. I must watch Christmas Vacation, tonight.

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  30. I love your list and now all I wanna do is curl up with hot chocolate in front of a Christmas movie..

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  31. yes cute ideas!

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