It may sound Grinch-tastic, but I'm not much of a Christmas fan. Nothing's wrong with the sentiment of the holiday. I just haven't really had "the Christmas spirit" since I went away to college *cough* years ago. Yet I do seem to enjoy the effort and merriment that goes into other people enjoying the season.
Maybe it's because I'm simply the type who finds joy in seeing others' joy. Or maybe I can't help but marvel at the ingenuity some put into creating this sense of wonder all for sake of Christmas. And there's no better place to witness that ingenuity and joy than in New York City in December.
So once again, this Hoosier in Tri-State braved the winter autumn-like temperatures and became a tourist -- for the sake of familiarizing myself with my new surroundings, of course. *cough* And I permitted myself the opportunity to take in what makes the city so hypnotic to so many around this time of year, every year.
And maybe there is a part of me that feels some of the "Christmas spirit" deep down. I mean my favorite Christmas films are Scrooged with Bill Murray and How the Grinch Stole Christmas with Jim Carrey, two tales about people who think the season is insincere and overly materialistic, but somehow come around to seeing the beauty and warmth of the holiday just in time. ;-)
So without further ado, here's just a few (read: 19) pictures of my stroll around Herald's Square, 30 Rockefeller Plaza and 5th Avenue then back to Herald's Square in one nippy afternoon in NYC. And as usual, feel free to click on the images to get a larger look at the details.
Macy's Christmas window in 2015
The Christmas Tree balls at the Chase Bank Building
The Christmas Band at 30 Rock
Ice skaters at 30 Rock Plaza
All 70 stories of 30 Rock Center
A different view of Prometheus
The 30 Rock Christmas Tree in 2015
The angels trumpeting at 30 Rock
Radio City Music Hall at Christmastime
Saks Fifth Ave in NYC Winter Wonderland
Saks Fifth Ave and the Creepy Dinner Party
Saks Fifth Ave and their Snow Queens
More onlookers at Saks Fifth Ave during winter 2015
St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC
A break from my walk in the cold for a hot chocolate at Barnes and Noble
A decked-out Fortitude at NYPL during Christmastime
Lord and Taylor's Snowflake House
Lord and Taylor's Gingerbread House