Monday, February 25, 2019

The 7 Best Christmas Websites (For When It's Totally Not December!)

Admission Time: This past holiday season wasn't exactly the greatest. I tried not to let the fact that I was going to be out of work at the end of December ruin my festivities but it mostly felt like I was going through the motions of the holidays and not actually enjoying the nuances of friends, family, and Santa.

Which stinks.

I love the holidays. That span from Halloween through New Years is magnificent and my favorite time of year. We go from fake cobwebs and vampire bats to reindeer without batting an eye. And I really look forward to celebrating every year. I'm one of those weirdos who sits here in July writing about how the first signs of the season are right around the corner. Even as I sit here writing this post the calendar says we are about as far away from Christmas as you can get, yet realistically I know we are only about five months away from Hobby Lobby looking like Clark Griswold's living room.

Thankfully, I'm in a much better place now than I was during the holidays. I'll be starting a new job soon and I could not be more thankful. But.... blah, I wish it was December 15th and I could squeeze in a bunch of holiday activities. Luckily for us, the internet is a vast place that does not adhere to the same set of rules which bind traditional retail establishments. If you want Christmas then by golly you can find Christmas.

The following article is mostly for me. But maybe it'll be for some of you too. If you suffer from depression, anxiety, stress. You owe it to yourself to find whatever makes you happy and then engage in it. Without having to justify your happiness to anyone else.

... unless it's murder. Then probably don't pursue that.

For the rest of us, be like Uncle Lewis from Christmas Vacation. Wear that toupee and wear it proudly. Even though everyone else knows it's fake that's not what's important.

Here are The 7 Best Christmas Websites (For When It's Totally Not December!) but you still need a little holiday cheer!

You'll be able to find a number of themed countdown clocks online but The Christmas Countdown is my personal favorite. It's been online without fail for a number of years and the code automatically resets itself as soon as Christmas is over. Always giving you an accurate look at how long you've got until Santa comes back to town.

Plus you can bookmark the website and make it your homepage, it's quick to visit and you'll be surprised how calming that snow effect is when it's way-to-hot outside in the middle of July.