So let’s say that you're having a very passionate holiday romance. What do you do about Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, etc.? Well, whatever holiday you're celebrating, I'm a firm believer of wishing everybody a merry Christmas. To me, Christmas is just a time of year. That's all it is. It doesn't matter what religion you are—everybody loves Christmas. Who can forget “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”? Who can forget “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Herbie the Dentist”?
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Anyway, let's get back on topic.
What do you do if you're dating somebody new during the holidays? What do you do?
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Buying gifts for somebody else is always hard, because you have that “Oh no!” moment when they're opening them.
I know that every time a new significant other bought me a gift for Christmas, as I'm opening it, all I'm thinking is, “Oh no, I hope it's not a shirt that I'll have to wear.”
Or, “Wow, I really hope that it's not something I hate and she thinks it looks great.”
Or, “God forbid, it's one of those horrific Christmas sweaters, and I'm going to have to wear it to some family get-together she’s going to invite me to when I accept the gift.”
Here's the deal: If you just started a new relationship, forget about the gift. I've got a much better idea: gift-wrap yourself. That's right. You dress up as a little elf or Mrs. Claus.
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Get some killer red lingerie. Get a Santa's cap. Put some stockings on your feet. Tell him you've got a present for him and that he needs to be at your house at 8 p.m. so he can unwrap it.
Then, you go prep the home. Get some holiday candles – maybe cinnamon or pine tree – and make your place smell like Christmas.