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It’s officially the holiday season, which also means one very important thing – we’re in the homestretch y’all! 2020 IS ALMOST OVER *cue NYE noisemakers*. But I know what you’re thinking, “Cammeo, don’t get my hopes up, cuz every time something good happens, 2020 has a way of ruining it.” I hear y’all, I really do, but trust me when I say I have 5 tried and true reasons 2020 won’t ruin our holidays. Drum roll please…
5 Reasons 2020 Won’t Ruin Our Holidays
Reason 1: Chew Your Way Through
It sounds crazy, but hear me out. Gum can solve any problem.
Kids climbing the walls? Chew on some Trident Gum.
Can’t figure out what to do with the mile long “List for Santa” your kid just gave you? Pop a Trident VIBES Sour.
In the car listening to your kids fight over holiday songs on the radio? Trident Pocket Packs to the rescue!
Y’all, 2020 is stressful enough without adding on the inevitable Holiday season stress on top of it all – so take my word for it and try some Trident Gum. I promise it will relieve stress and leave you with minty fresh breath 🙂 Swing by your local Walmart or add to your online pickup or delivery order! Also be sure to stock up with this handy Ibotta offer.
Also, don’t forget the kiddos – Trident VIBES Sour Gum makes the perfect little stocking stuffer!
Reason 2: Holiday Music 24/7
Last year, Grant and I got into an ongoing debate about “How soon is too soon to start listening to holiday music?” He’s in the “December camp” and I’m in the “before Thanksgiving camp.” This year though, all bets are off because even he recognizes the power of music, especially holiday music, is what the world needs right now. One of our local radio stations in Houston switched over to all holiday songs literally the day after Halloween and I ain’t mad about it.
So when that 2020 feeling starts to creep in, just blare some “All I Want for Christmassssss” and let Mariah do the rest.
Reason 3: When in Doubt, Hallmark it Out
I didn’t fully appreciate the overwhelming feeling that is the Hallmark Channel at Christmastime until a year or two ago, and oh my y’all. If there ever was any question about the best way to get into the holiday spirit, let me tell you – Hallmark has the answer. Plots so predictable, Santa himself doesn’t believe them. Honestly though, the casting alone sucks me in before I even know that Chad McHemsworth is about to reunite with Krista Smilesmore after being estranged since high school cuz her dad forbid their marriage and she fled to NY to pursue a stressful, yet rewarding career as a lawyer.
Yah, it’s that good y’all, and 2020 can’t take it away from us if it tried.
Reason 4: Home for the Holidays
With so many factors making it near impossible for families to gather together this year, being “home for the holidays” definitely takes on new meaning. Even though things might look a little different, I’m not going to let it bring us down. In fact, there were many years when Grant and I were first dating/married after moving away from Houston, where we just couldn’t make it home for every holiday. So you know what we did? We made the most of it. I called my grandma in Italy to find out how to make my dad’s homemade lasagna he used to make every Christmas growing up. We’d explore whichever city we were living in, and soak up all of its Christmas cheer – it doesn’t get much better than NYC at Christmastime.
Although we’ll be holed up at home this year – I still think there’s some peace that can be found in it, and it may just be what we all need.
Reason 5: Look for the Good
There are so many bad, and let’s be honest, down right traumatizing moments that have come out of this year. I’ve personally seen enough bad things in one year to last me a lifetime.
When we lost our puppy Jessie so tragically last month, I must have cried myself to sleep for 5 nights straight. Until finally, one night I asked Grant to just “tell me something good.” He then so sweetly listed a few simple things he knew would bring me joy in the coming days and weeks. And it worked. Even if it was something as silly as getting to see a family member after months of waiting, it was simply the hope of something good that was enough to turn my outlook around.
I know I can never fully be aware of what everyone is going through right now, but just know there is someone out there who cares and I’m rooting for us. And I’ll be darned if we let 2020 ruin the one thing that brings so many of us joy. So Happy Holidays from my family to yours.