So this is the point in the Christmas season when I start to wish we had just planned a Christmas vacation. Don’t get me wrong-I love decorating and shopping and all the festivities leading up to the special day. But it’s traditionally 10 days out that I realize that the stress and hassle of the holidays has taken its toll on me. It doesn’t help that our puppy is in full on toddler mode and she is EXHAUSTING. My kids are bickering and next week is exams week for the first time for my 8th grader and I can’t tell you the last time I went on a date night. Yikes-this is turning into a full on rant-sorry! But who can blame me that I would love to sell the family on an away from home Christmas next year..especially when it could be someplace like this..
or maybe this place…
Then again, this may be our last Christmas in this house, so I won’t regret being at home sweet home this year. But I am vetting the candidates for next year already…so can you give me some help? Tell me where you would love to vacation at Christmas..or a place you have traveled to and simply adored. My only criteria is that it be WARM.
My short list includes the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Hawaii and a sailing charter in the Caribbean. But I need input for my friends–where should I choose?????
This is what I want to be singing next year–a new version of “White Christmas”
I’m dreaming of a beachy Christmas
One where I have sand between my toes
Where the palm trees glisten
And my children listen
And nowhere will you hear sleigh bells or see snow
I’m dreaming of an exotic Christmas
No stressful shopping or gift cards to buy
Where the days are all sunny and bright
And may all the beautiful beaches be white