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Things to Do When You’re Getting Sick of Christmas

Where did Thanksgiving go? It was swallowed by Christmas.

We mean, really. The second Halloween ends, there is Christmas music playing at the malls and twinkle lights strung on pine trees. This means we get two months of the same five songs on repeat and garlands plastered on every doorframe.

We’ve scoured the Internetz to find things to do when you’re tired of Santa’s face and pumpkin spiced lattes and pumpkin pie and pumpkin fill-in-the-blank.

A Distillery Tour

What can be better to distract you from all the gifts you have to buy than a tour that gives you alcohol?

Witherspoon Distillery is offering tours every Friday and Saturday. You can learn all about how one of your favorite whiskeys and rums are made for only $10. And yes, that does include a full taste of their products plus rum cake. Merry Christmas, indeed.

Walking Tours

What are you in the mood for? Food? Architecture? Ghosts??

Get to know your city with some amazing walking tours. There are some that charge you an arm and a leg but include food and then there are others that are tip-only but don’t include food. What are your priorities?

Architecture Tour | Food Tour | Ghost Tour | Public Art Tour | Self-Guided Tour

Visit a Museum

The worst they will have is a Christmas tree in the entrance because they certainly aren’t going to string lights around the mummies (although we kind of wish they would…). And if you find yourself short on cash because your best friend says she can’t live without all the Naked Palettes, then we have a solution! Every museum has a free day every week! Visit each Web site to find out the best day to get cultured.

Sports are Still Happening

Just because the end of college football is nigh (excuse our tears), that doesn’t mean there aren’t other games to watch and cheer for. There’s this team called the Dallas Cowboys. Have you heard of them? Well, you can still go their games! The Mavericks are still a thing, too! Go teams, go! Beat your opponents soundly!

Go See A Movie

You don’t have to go to one of the many Christmas movie’s quote-a-longs (unless there’s Home Alone: Lost In New York — “Merry Christmas, you filthy animal”). You still have a plethora of sequels to check out: Hunger Games, The Hobbit, Dumb and Dumber To, Horrible Bosses, Night at the Museum. Geez. Is there anything NOT a sequel?

Whatever you choose to do, just remember the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Oh, crap.