The first night of Hanukkah and Christmas Eve land on the same day in 2016. The first night of Hanukkah falling on Christmas Eve is so rare that it has only happened 4 times in the last 100 years. It is often said that blue represents a generosity of spirit or for those who seek wisdom and honesty. And it doesn’t hurt that blue is Coldwell Banker’s favorite color.
Here are five ways to celebrate in blue this holiday season:
- Hang blue lights. When I was a kid my mom was forever looking for blue lights for the Christmas tree. She loved the look of having all blue lights but could never find enough, so inevitably it was a mostly blue Christmas tree. Luckily today you can find blue lights at virtually any Target, Walmart or hardware store or online. Some LED lights will even change color depending on your preference.
- Wear blue holiday attire. Trade that ugly holiday sweater for a beautiful blue sweater or even a blue cocktail dress this season. You will stand out in a crowd of red and green for sure.
- Play blue music. Make a holiday playlist with Blue Christmas by Elvis Presley, Blue Holiday by Aretha Franklin, I Guess That’s Why They Call it the Blues by Elton John or just play your favorite Blues CD this season.
- Serve blue holiday drinks. Midwest Living has a recipe for a drink called a Blue, Blue Christmas Cocktail that sounds delicious. Or you may want to try a Blue Hawaiian, Jack Frost, Winter Blue Martini or Blueberry Margarita. There is no shortage of blue cocktail ideas on Pinterest!
- Bake blue desserts. There are plenty of blue dessert recipes you can find. Start with adding blue food coloring to your frosting for your holiday cookies. Decorate the white frosting on your sheet cake with blueberries or add blue food coloring to the white cake batter. Blue dessert ideas are east to find!
Whatever you do to celebrate in blue this holiday season, we wish your blue holiday celebration is happy and healthy. Happy Holidays!