Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Mixtape Monday: Christmas Mix Vol.8

christmas at home
Christmastime is here again! I just bought a live, mini evergreen tree (one of many this year) for my coffee table at Trader Joes (they have the best seasonal florals). My fall decorations are down and I have started putting little Christmas reminders around the house. I am so excited about experiencing the holiday season in Chicago, there are so many festive things to do here!

My holiday to-do list is as follows:
>walk through the Christkindlmarket - it's supposed to be just like the German Christmas Markets in Europe!
> go ice skating outside at Millennium Park 
> buy gifts at the Renegade Craft Fair
> see the holiday ZooLights at the Lincoln Park Zoo
>go downtown for a day and see the Macy's display windows
> bake or make some handmade gifts for co-workers and improv friends
> buy tickets to Frozen, 12 Years A Slave, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Anchorman 2, and About Time
> watch my annual long list of favorite Christmas movies
> craft up some decorations for the apartment
> host a small friend gathering that will include spiked hot cocoa, movie watching, and gift-making
>check out Eataly - a new Italian superstore downtown - they have a Nutella bar!

What's on your holiday to-do list?

I'm sure there are many things I am forgetting. Also, to kick off the holiday season is a playlist, curated by yours truly - a little bit of classics, a little bit of indie. 

1. Jingle Bells - Frank Sinatra
2. Put the Lights on the Tree - Sufjan Stevens
3. Wonderful Christmastime - The Oceanauts
4. (Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man With the Bag - Kay Star
5. I'll Be Home for Christmas - Holly Conan
6. Faith - Kate Nash
7. Ave Maria (feat. Cat Martino) - Sufjan Stevens
8. Keep Warm - Ingrid Michaelson
9. Green Grows the Holly - Calexico
10. Christmas Night - Justin Jones
11. Someday at Christmas - Jack Johnson
12. The Christmas Song - She & Him

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