Signs You’re Obsessed With Christmas from 12 Signs You're a Little Too Obsessed With Christmas (Slideshow)
12 Signs You're a Little Too Obsessed With Christmas (Slideshow)
Signs You’re Obsessed With Christmas
Have you ever wondered if maybe you’re a little too obsessed with Christmas? Does your kitchen turn into a bakeery every December? Is your closet overflowing with festive accessories and ugly Christmas sweaters? Do you infuse every meal with peppermint? If some of these things sound like you, the answer may just be yes. But it’s less of a problem and more of a way of life.
Baking Is Your Favorite Sport
Some people like to watch football or play soccer for a hobby. You bake. All throughout the month of December, your kitchen is a flurry of flour, sugar, frosting, and candy for decorating (and snacking). Your cutouts are famous among your coworkers, and your family looks forward to your chocolate peppermint cake all year.
Celebrations Start Way Before Halloween
Christmas Music Is Playing 24/7
Some Scrooges get sick of Christmas music after about two hours of listening, but you never tire of “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” whether it’s the Brenda Lee classic or a new pop version. Your phone is filled with multiple Christmas playlists for all moods. Want only songs about snow? Sad Christmas singles? Tracks just about Santa Claus? You’re ready to press play at a moment’s notice.
Christmas Movies Are Your Life
When Will Ferrell’s “Buddy the Elf” says, “The best way to spread Christmas is singing loud for all to hear,” you take that as gospel. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’s acceptance of the misfit toys is a lesson for you to love everyone. Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas schedule is not just on your TV all the time, but you really pay attention to these holiday specials and enjoy every minute of them.
There Are Decorations Everywhere
Your home looks like Santa’s workshop exploded. You know that having just one Christmas tree is almost as sad as having no tree at all. You have at least one tree in the living room, one in the front hall, and even countertop pine tree in your kitchen. Books come off your shelves and are replaced with snowmen, nativity scenes, Christmas villages, and at least one Elf on the Shelf. No nook or cranny goes without at least a snowflake or two.
Ugly Sweaters Are Beautiful to You
Some people may wear the “ugly” Christmas sweater ironically, but you know bulky tops are truly beautiful. Your dresser has a drawer designated solely for holiday sweaters, and you have ones for every occasion and mood. Sweaters that light up? Scented sweaters? Sweaters with bells and poof balls? You have them all and wear them whenever you can.
Winter Is Your Favorite Season
Summer is for suckers, spring is filled with allergies, and fall has way too much pumpkin spice. You know the real best season is winter, and it’s not just because it features Christmas as its signature holiday, though that is a major bonus. You love building snowmen, ice skating, wrapping yourself up in a scarf, and taking in the wonder of fresh, powdery snow.
You and Santa Are Besties
“Santa’s coming? I know him!” You may be in your 30s and childless, but you’re not afraid to stand in line at the mall to visit with Santa Claus every year along with all of the toddlers and their tired mothers. How else will he know what you want this year? Your shelves are filled with your annual photos with Santa, so all of your friends know about your famous friend.
You Are Relentlessly Crafty
Some people buy Christmas tree ornaments at the store, but you know the real key to a personalized tree is to make your own décor. You’ve strung together strands of garland, crafted an origami pine tree forest, and even weaved together your own wreath. A glue gun is your Christmas secret weapon, and you’re not afraid to use it!
You Consider Peppermint a Major Food Group
You know practically every use for candy canes there is. Melt them in coffee or cocoa? You do that every morning. You infuse your brownies, cocktails, and even your breakfast with the refreshing, seasonal taste of peppermint. It’s just so sweet and comforting, and the perfect flavor any time of year.
You Make Your Christmas List(s) in July
Some people may scramble at the last minute to figure out what they want for Christmas, but you mailed your letter to Santa Claus months ago. And your list is complete — filled with comparative shopping prices, multiple choices for the same item, and alternative gift ideas. Similarly, you start holiday shopping long before Black Friday. You don’t even need gift ideas for the people on your shopping list because you’ve been keeping track of what they want all year long.
You Wear Festive Apparel All the Time
Not just sweaters — Santa hats, reindeer antlers, ties with snowflakes on them, Christmas light earrings, fuzzy socks that are lined with red and green designs… You have all of these things and more, and you wear them all throughout the month of December. Sure, it may be an important corporate meeting, but who doesn’t appreciate your elf costume?