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drive around to look at lights with a thermos of cocoa....
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I love driving around to look at people's lights! That's always a favorite of mine. I always take my dog with me so that she can see them too. My husband and I have a tradition that we do every year and that is that we go to a place to drive through the lights and then you go and park and can walk around. They have a big fire going and you can sit there and drink hot chocolate, music plays, there's a gift shop, food booths and a horse drawn carriage. They use a sleigh if it snows enough and all the horses have tons of sleigh bells on. The sound is fabulous! We can take the dog too and people always want to feed her. She loves it.
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My relaxation starts after New Year's.

However, I have to admit, listening to Christmas records while running around and doing the writing, the cooking, the wrapping, the calling, the baking and the designing does tend to keep me calmer. LOL

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We might stay the weekend of my sons bday (dec 13) weekend at Santa's Village in N.H. that will be our relaxing weekend.
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I'm supposed to relax during the holidays!?

OK then, I would get a nice big mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows a warm quilt, a good movie and actually sit down and watch it. (if you ask my kids they will tell you I very seldom actually sit and watch a movie as I am to busy doing a bunch of other things while one is on)

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Originally Posted by Mumof2 View Post
What things do you all do to relax?

I know when The Holidays come around I get real tired from running around shopping,baking and everything else.Is there any special things you do to unwind and relax?

I love to get a massage.A hot bubble bath,with candles lit.Another thing is when the family goes to bed I like to wrap gifts,candle burning,music on,maybe a movie in the background.and just take my time.
Since we don't buy for each other anymore....seems that if we need anything we get it during the year. So we don't do a whole heck of a lot christmas shopping. Our favorite thing to do, is to hold open an open house for friends and co workers to stop over and have some holiday goodies and just visit...we usually run it from like 11 to 6pm... people can come and go...have some food...visit and be on their way... this gives everyone a chance to say hello as this can be a crazy time of the year...
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This year Dh and I are going away for a Christmas weekend. We'll spend the weekend at a hotel in a town about an hour away from where we live. There's a festival of lights that should be a lot of fun. We're just going to relax, enjoy a soak in the hot tub and the Christmas lights.
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Mmmmm....I'm going to pick up some Malibu rum TODAY!
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Originally Posted by Billy Battles View Post
I know it will sound crazy, but I like to wrap presents to relax.
Same here. I usually will put on a Christmas movie and wrap some presents.
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