What is Your Favorite Holiday Scent? Why?

by Ivy B
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When I think about holiday scents, it’s hard to choose a favorite.  But, I love smelling a fresh Christmas tree.  I’ll tell you why I narrowed it down as my favorite holiday scent.

The smells of the holidays are in the air.  You can’t miss them … pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and the smell of Christmas trees.  Grocery and retail stores are bound to have something out that, as you pass by, will remind you it’s the holidays.

What is your favorite Holiday scent?

Does any particular scent really get you into the Christmas spirit?

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My Favorite Holiday Scent

For me, it’s the scent of a live Christmas tree.

As I pass Christmas trees, I’m reminded of what Christmas used to smell like in our home when I was growing up.  The green and fresh smell of a live tree wafted through the small house and it was blissful.

As adults, we’ve relinquished our senses of that familiar and lovely smell though.  Hubby and I exchanged the smell and the hassle for pre-lit trees without a scent.  And, I’m willing to bet many of you have, too.

We were in favor of not having to water a tree or chasing a toddler out from under it.  We favored lights already on the tree that could change color at the flip of a switch.  And I especially love that there’s virtually no clean up since it generally won’t be dropping it’s needles all over the floor.

our pre-lit fake Christmas tree in 2015 - sans my favorite holiday scent | www.sahmplus.com

I won’t lie, though.  I miss the smell of a fresh cut Christmas tree.  It’s my favorite holiday scent because it reminds me of Christmas time when I was growing up.  A time when my life was so much less complicated.  It’s reminds me of my youth, playing with my newly acquired Christmas presents as the adults ran around like mad making all the Christmas lunch “fixin’s.”

Now, I’m the adult running around like a chicken with its head cut off.  My husband and I are the ones catering to our kids as they sit playing with their new toys, oblivious to how much work is being done in the background.  We’re the ones ensuring our children carry happy memories of the holiday.

But, we don’t have that one Christmas scent, because we chose less work.  And I wonder if they’ll have a favorite holiday scent in the absence of a real tree.

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Sure, I know we can buy those Christmas Tree [easyazon_link identifier=”B014A6MDAE” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”ivsvabasaan0a-20″ cart=”y” cloak=”n” localize=”y” popups=”n”]scent sticks[/easyazon_link], but it never really is the same, is it?

Tell me: what’s your favorite holiday scent and why?


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Scott December 12, 2017 - 7:07 pm

I think my favorite is spice. Can be used for a couple holidays and most people aren’t offended by it!

Kristi December 12, 2017 - 11:20 pm

I would have to go with Cinnamon, it brings back memories of baking and hot apple cider to drink.

Jennifer December 13, 2017 - 8:24 am

That is so cool! I love the idea of filling my home with Christmas scents. Cinnamon is my all time favorite scent.

Mama to 6 Blessings December 13, 2017 - 8:39 am

My favorite scent is cinnamon this time of the year. We do an artificial tree so Christmasy scents make the home more cozy and in the spirit!

valmg @ Mom Knows It All December 13, 2017 - 9:57 am

I love the smells of Christmas. They are all great, with my two favorites being live Christmas tree and holiday baking.

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