There’s no real reason winter should be a season to enjoy. The days are short and cold, and though it may be pretty when the first snow falls, it makes traveling difficult and quickly turns to unseemly gray slush. And did we mention how cold it can get?
Luckily for winter (and late fall), there’s one thing that makes this season the best time of year: the holidays. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Eve help to bring a little bit of magic into a six-week stretch that could otherwise be quite miserable.
Who doesn’t love going home for the holidays to visit family? How can you be even a little bit sad when cheesy Christmas specials are on TV and happy holiday songs are blasting from every radio station? Try to keep your mouth from watering as you think of that perfectly roasted turkey and those sugary holiday treats. There’s just no denying that this is the best time of the year. Here are some reasons why.