Merry Christmas all you swell readers. My wish for you is to be surrounded by loved ones and enjoying your favorite holiday festivities. I love Christmas, and being a hopeless romantic I am always nostalgic for my favorite sights and sounds of the season. One of my favorite images this time of year is the big city shopping districts all decked out for Christmas, like those immortalized in movies like Miracle on 34th street, Christmas Story, and more recently, Elf. You can imagine holiday shoppers bustling about carrying packages with large bows for that special someone, and Santa on the street corner ringing bells for the Salvation Army so those less fortunate can enjoy the Holiday as well.
Call me idealistic for buying into it all, but I love to walk around a big city where everything has a warm Christmas sheen to it, and a soundtrack of Dean Martin singing Christmas songs plays in my head. It is great to see these traditions are still special. Harry Winston did a great job with their storefront this year, its beautiful, and Cartier has a fun Winter Tale video starring their young panthers below. So go ahead, grab some eggnog, toss Its a Wonderful Life into the dvd player, buy into the holiday hype, and make your Christmas swell.