Your Favorite Holiday Smells, Ranked. (Also, No One Really Knows What #8 Smells Like)
Also, it’s not the smell of Scotch on your drunk uncle’s breath.
Anyway, Thanksgiving is over, so it’s straight into Christmas news.
And an early Christmas poll asked people to rank their favorite holiday SMELLS.
The poll was done by a group called the “REAL Christmas Tree Board.” So it’s not surprising what came in FIRST.
Also, isn’t that was Ryan Reynolds was singing about in “Spirited“?
Check it out. I don’t care if you don’t “do” musicals. It’s brilliant. (Also, it was filmed in Boston.)
Back to the list.
Coming in at #8: Chestnuts.
People are lying. No one knows what these smell like. NO ONE UNLESS THEY ARE SANTA. Or Nat King Cole.
#7 A fire burning in the fireplace
This is my favorite. Which is sad, because I don’t have a fireplace. But these hotels do!
Toothpaste? Moving on.
Legit. Unless you are making a gingerbread house for the first time, in which case it smells like frustration and burnt dreams.
# 4 Hot Chocolate
You gotta get real close to smell cocoa, but yeah, it’s Christmas-y.
# 3 Cinnamon
Too much and you’re in the potpourri section at a Hallmark store in the late 80s. So proceed with caution.
Nothing wrong with the smell of weight gain wafting through the house. I personally love it.
# 1 Christmas trees
56% said it’s one of their favorite holiday smells.
According to the Real Christmas Tree Board, when respondents to a nationwide survey were asked to choose how they feel when they smell a real Christmas tree, respondents chose “Joyful” more than any other emotion.
Runner-up choices included “merry,” “nostalgic,” “calm,” and “thankful.”