14 Simple Pleasures of the Christmas Season

From Christmas trees to Christmas cookies to Christmas lights, enjoy these things we love about Christmas. 

The hustle and bustle of the holidays can be overwhelming, but it helps to pause and savor the season’s many simple pleasures. Here are some of our favorite joys of the Christmas season; post a comment below and tell us about yours.

Guideposts: A sidewalk Christmas stand in NYC

1 of 14/ The pine-y scent of a Christmas tree lot

  

 


Guideposts: Two boys pose for a picture on Santa's lap

2 of 14/ Watching your child pose for a picture with Santa Claus

  

Guideposts: A collection of homemade Christmas presents

3 of 14/ The satisfaction of giving gifts you made yourself

  


Guideposts: The covers of classic Christmas albums

4 of 14/ Beloved Christmas music from years gone by

  


Two children portray Mary and Joseph in a church Christmas pageant

5 of 14/ The inspiring sincerity of church Christmas pageants

  


Guideposts: An assortment of classic Christmas ribbon and hard candies

6 of 14/ Old-fashioned Christmas candy in cut-glass dishes

  


Guideposts: Mother and son smile as they decorate the Christmas tree

7 of 14/ Decorating the Christmas tree with your family

  

Guideposts: A modest home with a single string of white Christmas lights

8 of 14/ The warm glow of even modest displays of Christmas lights

  


Grandparents greet their grandchildren on Christmas morning

9 of 14/ A welcome visit from grandparents

  


Guideposts: A candlelit Christmas Eve service

10 of 14/ A Christmas Eve church service, lit by candlelight

  


A young girl composes a letter to Santa Claus

11 of 14/ A child's handwritten letter to Santa Claus

  

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Guideposts: A still from It's a Wonderful Life

12 of 14/ Classic Christmas movies enjoyed with the family

  

Guideposts: A plate of homemade Christmas cookies

13 of 14/ The enticing aroma of homemade Christmas cookies

  


Guideposts: Unopened presents under the Christmas tree

14 of 14/ The infinite possibilities of unopened packages under the tree

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