For me, I never really thought I would be writing about my Christmas Traditions, certainly not cheerfully. See, I live alone, and Christmas, as well as most other holidays, tends to be a bit lonely. That said, I do have a few Christmas traditions.
Amusement Park on Christmas Eve
I tend to go to an amusement park on Christmas Eve. While I don’t do this every year, I try to do this when I can. I got the idea because I usually go on vacation the week of my birthday, and more than once, I have gone to an amusement park on my birthday and/or on Thanksgiving, and I decided to do this on Christmas Eve as well.
The first year I did this, I went to Universal Studios out in Hollywood for the day (and I went back most weekends during the off season, so I definitely got my money’s worth). The following year, I did Six Flags, which I didn’t like that much.
It’s been a few years since then, but this year, I am going back to Universal Studios, and I can’t wait! Although that might be in part because I just got back from Universal Studios in Orlando a few weeks ago.
The Search for Santa Paws
The second tradition that I have started is to watch a movie called Search for Santa Paws. When I was growing up we had the traditions of watching White Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life. While I continued the tradition of watching White Christmas for awhile, I don’t really enjoy it anymore, and I haven’t watched the movie for a few years. I have, however, watched Search for Santa Paws.
Technically speaking, it’s probably meant to be a children’s movie, but it’s a musical; it’s adorable, and it really gets me into the Christmas spirit. In the movie, Santa, along with his best friend Puppy Paws go down to earth to increase Christmas spirit in New York City. The pair gets separated, and Santa ends up losing his memory and working as a toy store Santa. Meanwhile, Puppy Paws ends up with a group of girls in an orphanage.
The reindeer and a couple of elves come down to find the pair when they are gone longer than expected, and with the help of the girls at the orphanage, a street thief, and the couple at the toy store, Santa and Puppy paws are brought home, and Puppy Paws becomes Santa Paws (he grows up). Add cute music numbers and a dose of Christmas spirit, this has really become one of my favorite holiday films.
I believe that I originally found this movie on Netflix, but I watched it on Disney + this year. I highly recommend it. If you decide to watch it, comment below what you liked or didn’t like about it.