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The gingerbread aroma hanging in the air kicks the Christmas fuzzies in gear. That means gingerbread cookies, lattes, pita chips, marshmallows...You get the idea.
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Fruit cake. Christmas is the only time of year we have it at home and I always buy one from a charity. When I see one throughout the year I always think of Christmas.
Hopefully, not the same one...
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Originally Posted by Minta View Post
I have several triggers
Drinking hot cocoa.
The smell of Cherry Chapstick.
The smell of sage and celery: Growing up I would wake up on Thanksgiving and Christmas mornings to my mom making stuffing with celery, onion and sage.
Scotch Tape - from all the tape that was used to wrap the gifts.
Any pine scents.
Wow, I thought about the scent of stuffing, and I could almost see all my relatives that sat around the Christmas dinner table when I was a kid. Good times!
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I love using Christmas scents from Yankee Candle throughout the year. I have candles and room sprays. Some of my favorites are Sparkling Cinnamon, Christmas Tree and Christmas Cookie.
And I would also say sugar cookies always make me think of Christmas. Anytime I bake sugar cookies I am tempted to pull out the Christmas cookie cutters, no matter what time of the year it is!
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Those are some of my favorite Yankee scents, too! I have Christmas Wreath in my dining room, something Harvest in my living room and Sparkling Cinnamon in our bedroom... I think something pine in the bathroom.. lol.
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Any smell of Pine trees makes me think of the Season.
Also the smell and taste of molasses makes me dream of gingersnap cookies and eating them in front of the fire.
Also when I cook a country ham, we always eat that at Christmas, makes me think of family and wishing we were closer
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Down here in the desert, there aren't any smells that trigger Christmas... But drinking hot cocoa, cinnamon, maybe when the monsoons hit and there is moisture in the air.....

Nope, cocoa and cinnamon!
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overcast weather....in middle of summer, when there is a cooler, cloudy day....I´m ready to put up the decorations!!!!
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Drinking hot choc and I burn my Douglas Fir candle all year.
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Drinking hot choc and I burn my Douglas Fir candle all year.
It is a tad warm and humid for hot chocky, today, but it surely paints a vision of Christmas coziness.
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