My Favorite Holiday is
Growing up, my brother and cousin and I used to hit our south St. Louis neighborhood as soon as the sun went down, ending up at my aunt’s house to empty our bags and go through our haul.
And nothing changed when my kids hit trick-or-treating age. One of the most fun holidays I ever had was escorting my son and two of his friends around our neighborhood, all of them dressed as the Grim Reaper.
Thanksgiving involves days of cleaning and food prep. Christmas requires weeks of shopping, cleaning, decorating and cooking. Halloween only requires a costume (thrown together is okay) bags of candy, and minimal decoration. Some years I don’t even carve a jack-o-lantern, and the kids who come to my door don’t care!
Yes, I’m a slacker about cleaning/cooking decorating, but it wasn’t always the case. For years, we partied from the end of November to the beginning of January. In the last several years, the missing ingredient at Thanksgiving and Christmas for favorite holiday status has been kids. And kids are just built into the Halloween festivities.
And Running a Close Second
In a close second place as my favorite holiday is the one we just recently celebrated, the Fourth of July. I love the outdoor eating and fireworks, as long as I don’t have to host the barbecue!
I have a new grandchild arriving soon, so I expect the next decade of Christmas celebrations might move up into second or first place in the favorite holiday rankings. There’s nothing like sharing cookie-baking and Santa with little kids, and watching them tear into presents on Christmas morning.
What’s your favorite holiday? And what makes it special for you?
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Images: Jack-o-lantern, depositphotos.com; pumpkins scene, wikimedia commons