MSV Guide to Holiday to Spirit

MSV’s Guide to Holiday Spirit

MSV staff has curated the ultimate list of ways to get ready for the holidays. We hope it helps you and your loved ones lean into the spirit of the season as we enter this time of year.

Deck the Halls

String lights and dig out the ornaments to get your space ready for Christmas ASAP. Our staff recommends watching a Christmas movie to celebrate once you’ve finished hanging your decorations.

Blast Carols

Make sure to dance, sing, and be merry while listening to the songs of the season. Our staff recommends tuning into Chicago radio station Lite FM 93.9 or putting on MSV’s Christmas Classics playlist.


Cookies, pies, or pastries… it doesn’t matter as long as it warms the home and heart!

Sip on Some Hot Cocoa

Hot cocoa, hot cider, and eggnog are scientifically proven to put you in Christmas mode. Don’t forget to add marshmallows or cinnamon sticks if it makes your day a little more merry and bright.

Take in the Lights

Take a drive or walk to soak up the Christmas lights in your neighborhood. Make sure to bundle up


Indulge in the flavors of the season

Pumpkin spice, peppermint, and gingerbread are among MSV staff favorite holiday flavors. (With pumpkin spice reigning champion.) Just the smell of a candy cane or gingerbread house is enough to ring in the holiday season.

Give Back

The real reason for the season, giving is one of the most effective ways to get in the holiday spirit. Get your gift giving on by purchasing a gift for a child this Christmas using our Amazon wishlist. All gifts will be distributed to youth in Chicago through our annual Christmas Store from December 19-23.

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