If you’ve been waiting for a celebrity to come along and define holiday spirit for you, Gwyneth Paltrow does today in the intro to the gift guide on her blog, Goop, right before she tells you that a $1,400 leather bag is a perfect gift. For a dude. “What is holiday spirit?” she asks, rhetorically, of course, because obviously Goop is the space where she writes about her thoughts and feelings and nourishes what is real.
For me, it means helping to create that atmosphere where loved ones feel full of cheer, like some happy secret is about to be revealed. Holiday spirit is a feeling of warmth, of togetherness, of connectedness. We get that by giving. We get it by watching cheeks flush with color when something opened and in the hands conveys a message: I know you, I get you, I see you.
Hmmm, okay. Personally, though, we think you could achieve the same feelings with booze.
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