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It's Christmastime in the city...

So everyone, it has come to be that it is the most wonderful time of the year!  That means shopping, decorating, caroling, wrapping and spreading love and cheer all around.  I have found there are some things that just make this season more wonderful and fun!!

-A Holiday Pub Crawl - Pick an area where there are multiple bars to wander to and everyone come dressed up in ugly sweaters and festive attire ie. Santa Claus, reindeer antlers, Frosty the Snowman, and so on.  Sing Carols walking to each bar, keep track of how many drinks you have!! Fun times for everyone! Good areas I've heard work out are, Gaslamp Quarter or Pacific Beach in San Diego, Hermosa or Redondo in Los Angeles.

-A Holiday Ugly Sweater Party- Friends with homes/apts large enough for a good group of people share some spiked eggnog and hot chocolate, drink some Maneshevitz, eat some matza and gingerbread along with your favorite fruitcake whilst listening to holiday classics.  Don't forget the craftly placed mistletoe, you'll never know what single friends might meet a special someone, they might even lock down the New Years Eve kiss they've been looking for all year!

-CCT's Traditions of Christmas (San Diego, CA) or Radio City Christmas Spectacular (National Tour)-  Get into the Holiday Spirit with the whole family as talented dancers, singers and actors revive Christmas Traditions right before your eyes.  From Suzy Zoo Nutcracker to the Rockettes to a live Nativity, history of Christmas to USO show to A Christmas Carol to Peanuts to Christmas around the world.  Fun for all filled will beautiful music, charm and spectacle!! An enchanted evening for sure!!
Tickets to Radio City National Tour  Tickets to CCT's Traditions of Christmas Musical Spectacular

Online and In-Store Shopping Deals:  Websites like or but member-based web deals on fashion and lifestyle are found on Gilt Groupe, HauteLook,, Revolve and many more!  Loehmann's and Kohl's have great sales in store along with the ever affordable Old Navy, Victoria's Secret and places like Sharper Image, Best Buy, Brookstone and even settle with Barnes & Nobles Booksellers sales and boxsets you can't find anywhere else! Good luck with all your holiday gifting!!!

Holiday Cookies- Worried about turning sugar cooking into biscuits? It's not cheating, it's Betty Crocker and that gal has got your back, believe me.  All u need is the mix, an egg, some butter and waaabaamm!! cookies in no time and they can come in all shapes and colors!!!  Get the many options of mixes at any market.  If you're brave enough to start from scratch don't forget the flour and the parchment paper for your pans.  Easy cleanup and then your pans won't get so dirty!!  Don't be afraid to use food dye for your frosted cookies! That makes them even MORE special! Yum!

-My Fav Movies to Watch-

It'a A Wonderful Life (1946)
It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947)
Elf (2003)
Miracle on 34th St. (1947)
Just Friends (2005)
A Christmas Story (1983)
Christmas Vacation (1989)
Four Christmases (2008)
Home Alone (1990)
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!!
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