Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas Season Is Here!




December is finally here! That means Christmas is upon us and you know what that means: family, food, and parking lots at shopping malls will be filled with insane shoppers who have apparently never been to a mall around this time of year before. I mean come on, people. It's not science.

I know Christmas has turned into a very commercialized holiday for some and a lot of people have been turned off by the whole aspect of it, but for me, this season means a lot more than just green, white and red tinsel all over snack cakes and stuff. I mean sure, that's a small fraction but for me, it's all about giving to those I love and those in need, traditions, nostalgia, and making new memories. Now I love Halloween and Thanksgiving, but when it comes to really having a good time and involving all my friends and family, Christmas is the best holiday. The buildup for the Christmas can be long on paper, but it goes by fairly quick. Too quick for my taste. By the time my wife and I are done designing Christmas cookies and decorating our Christmas tree, it's already the 26th! Time to hit those clearance racks for next year's decorations! I got my eyes on those sweet Masters of the Universe ornaments from Hallmark!

Every year I try to do my hardest to provide new and fun Christmas content here on the blog (and starting this year, the podcast) which is something I always look forward to. There's a lot of fun stuff from the past and present just waiting to be discussed. Toys, candy, tv specials, movies, and some of my favorite rituals and past Christmas memories! I can't wait to share this fun season with you!

So now that we've gotten the pleasantries out of the way, let's talk some fun stuff: Stocking stuffers. We all continue to put up our stockings and usually get some fun stuff, which is a nice start to the day. I actually got a stocking for my bunnies too, which they usually spend more time crawling in and getting stuck than they do actually eating their treats. But if you're stuck for ideas on what to get your family, don't worry! I got you! Throughout the month, I'll be offering suggestions for good stocking stuffers! Let's take a look at a classic choice today...

Christmas and Reeses go hand in hand. Well honestly, that could be said about any holiday. I can't imagine a holiday without a specialized Reese's treat. Whether it's an heart, easter egg, a bat or pumpkin, you can't go wrong with these. Slipping a few of these in your loved ones stocking is definitely a home run!

Ok, it's a little melty but it it's even better melty. Also, I'm very aware it looks very turd like in this pic.



I love these so much. They taste better than a regular Reese's cup. A perfect combination of the smoother chocolate and richer peanut butter. I don't know who came up with these crazy shaped Reeses for every season, but I sure am happy they did. It makes for a great tradition!


Let's be fair, even if it's not for a stocking, you're totally looking at that melty tree and thinking two things:

A: "My gosh, Chad, you left that tree under the lights too long and it looks like a giant turd".-NOTED. Fair. That's kinda my fault. I get it.

B: You're planning a quick dash to the grocery store to pick up a few for this afternoon's sugar rush. It's amazingly delicious and nobody would blame you. In fact, hide them before the office busybody tries to come over and mooch them off you.


So now that we've started off the Christmas season, let the peppermint and gingerbread flavored madness begin!

Happy December! :)

-Chad

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