A fun, almost free sentimental date to help Grinches like me get over themselves & into the Christmas spirit, is a Christmas lights tour around the houses of those who REALLY buy in to the Christmas theme of things.
A Christmas date isn’t complete of course, without Christmas music… so I’m told. Step up Pandora. A veritable feast of Christmas tunes, absolutely free. If you have a smart phone, apologize to it, then go ahead & play Pandora’s Christmas Music station. If you don’t have a smart phone, you can still enjoy this festive tradition of auditory abuse on your local radio station.
As a general American rule, there are competitions around this time for the city’s most festive house. Your local news paper should be almost ready to publish the contestants locations. Alternatively, you can go exploring your neighborhoods, searching out the local season celebrators. Exploration and dates are conducive in most circumstances… unless your daughter’s dating.
Snacks to keep the Grinchyness at bay = $3 – $8
Warm Clothes = FREE from your closet
Fuel = $3 – $10 (depending on the extent of your search & size of your search assistant)
Total Date Night = $6.00-$18.00
To be honest, despite the music, the date was really fun. The extent people go to to decorate & celebrate the season is quite remarkable. Christmas light gazing… who’d've thunk it’d be so heart warming?
Happy hunting & Merry Christmas!
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