Well, for me the Holiday Season Starts shortly after Thanksgiving.... BUT in my house I start hearing holiday music starting mid-October. For the most part what my wife says goes, so I guess it starts for me the first time I hear "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" blasting throughout the house.
3. What do you and your family do to keep the magic of Christmas alive?
For my family it is important to constantly be doing holiday projects as a family. I'm an atheist so the basic meaning of Christmas and the Holidays relates to family and the magic of memories. So, the magic we create are the times that we sped together as a family.
I'm going to have to go with Holiday Inn with Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. I do love the jams like A Christmas Story or Christmas Vacation but there is something really special about how I imagine the old timey holidays to be. I seriously listen to the soundtrack all year round.
I honestly don't have many family traditions that have been passed down to me but my wife and I are trying to make some new ones with Adeline. I don't really plan on having them be anything really note worthy, more classic ones I wish I had growing up.
I've always had a desire for adventure and seeing new things. I had done some touring with a band and saw the country, but had always lived in the same area. When the opportunity came up for a move and new job I knew it would be tough to move away from all of our families to an area where we only knew a couple of people. But I also knew this would be an amazing new direction for our little fam. The hardest part of the move was actually finding a new home. We had been rooted so well where we were and owned an awesome old home. The Boston rental market is off the hook, so competitive and so expensive. The move was one of the best decisions that I have ever made. We are on a totally different path as a family and that path is leading us on amazing adventures and memories. I'm happy to be bringing my daughter up in the current climate that we have set up for her. If you asked my wife too, she is beyond stoked.