I was a firm believer of Christmas after Thanksgiving, but this year i was using cold as an excuse to move up the exciting time! I was hoping that the town would move on from the murder and just focus on the joys of the holiday season, however it seemed as though the town was buzzing about the next suspicious event that had occurred. I had been receiving texts all night from the group conversation about the mysterious figures around town and what not. I personally had almost given up being social and decided to spend the majority of my winter inside. I only left the house for the essentials, like laundry, work or food, otherwise, I was with my dog betsy on the couch watching a christmas movie and drinking hot chocolate. I was cooped up in my apartment until i was forced by Mindy, Sharon, Quin and Dani to go to the Christmas tree lighting. They whined explaining that it was a tradition and I had to be there, so after a while of then pushing I agreed to go. I slipped on my warmest sweater, my Ugg boots, two pairs of leggings, four pairs of socks and a thick winter coat. When I finally stepped outside I could barely walk but I was warm. I met the girls at the bottom of my building. We quickly got to the tree lighting and got warm hot chocolate from the first place we could find.
"I love christmas!" Mindy hummed, she had a giant smile on her face and she couldn't take her eyes off the tree. I looked over at her.
"Me too," my smile got almost as big as hers. None of us wanted to look away, even unlit the tree was beautiful. None of us had seen an alive tree in what felt like months and it was amazing to see something so big and lucious. I checked my phone 9:25.
"They should light it in just a. few minutes," I informed everyone. I took a strong sip of my hot chocolate. We all stood in silence until the tree began to glow, we looked like small school children looking at a cake, staring in wonder.
"What do you guys want to do now?" Dani asked, clearly ready to leave.
"I have an idea!" Sharon shouted, "Let's go to the park and make snow angels!!!" She started almost sprinting towards the park and we all followed, laughing loud across the town. When we arrived we dropped to the ground and moved our arms and legs as fast as we could. I got home that night numb, cheeks red, toes almost infected with frost bite but my only thought was: those girls are my best friends and i'll leave the house for them any day.