When I did my master's research on playfulness and leisure skill development in adulthood, I found that "sense of humor" and "willingness to be silly" are two very important traits for a playful adult.
I've never had an issue with silliness. Which might be part of the reason I own so many pairs of ridiculous holiday leggings.
When I wear them, people often ask where they came from -- which is kind of a nice compliment, as I've never been especially fashion-savvy...
But more often than not, the answer is Amazon.
And more often than not, they're actually pretty cheap.
For example, these Santa Leg leggings were only $12.99. I've had them for a few years, and even worn them for 10-mile runs.
I've been told they're a bit... disturbing. I kind of agree. I think it's something about the smoothness of the knees. But. I don't find them quite as disturbing as the Christmas merkin print.
But if you just search for "Christmas leggings," you'll find prints varying from cute and kind of normal... to crazy.
They also come in Hanukkah print.
Christmas is a big holiday... but I like to celebrate the smaller ones, too. Thanksgiving is seriously underrated, so I decided I needed a pair of turkey leggings, which not only saved my skin (literally) when I crashed my mountain bike...
But also provided an extra layer of warmth as I explored the snow that covered Tahoe the very next day.
Despite being white, they passed my rigorous "bend over and do every possible yoga pose in front of the mirror" testing I put all my leggings through -- though, since it got cold after the snow, I actually wore them over another pair of leggings for extra warmth.
And, again, they come in varying degrees of cuteness and craziness. Whatever suits you, they're sure to make your holiday feel more festive.
Then I started thinking... what are some other holidays that might have their own leggings?
Turns out, MLK day does!
Presidents' Day does (kind of)!
Independence Day / 4th of July does!
Though I can't see myself wearing long pants in the middle of the summer... Maybe if it gets cold at night and you want to watch the fireworks...
And you're obviously going to have a ton of options for Valentine's Day
Which, as everyone knows, is one of the best holidays.
So there you have it. Amazon is where most of my holiday leggings come from.
The reason I like them so much isn't because I like having "things." As I wrote on this blog, WAY before the topic was cool, money can definitely buy happiness, if you spend it on experiences, rather than things.
Technically, goofy holiday leggings are things. But. They are things that make me feel sillier and make people around me smile. They are things... but they are things that, I think, make people more willing to enjoy an experience.
Almost kind of like an alcoholic beverage... but that you can consume over and over. Without the risk of drunk dialing and liver damage.
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