Actually, I've been enjoying the season all along, with all of my senses. I've written several entries on description, but Christmas has unique elements all its own. My "Five Senses" list:
The lit-up Christmas tree. I use all white lights, and my ornaments
are pretty much cream, gold, and red. Velvet and brocade ribbons,
gold chains of bells, and gold beads. Of course, I love almost every
Christmas tree--I just love my own most of all.
Christmas music. I have everything from grunge rock versions
to Vienna Choir Boys, John Denver to Nelson Eddy (thanks to my
sis, who's a big fan of his). I love it all. Only the Chipmunks one
gets on my nerves.
Taste: Gingerbread is number one, especially with white icing.
The smoothness of a wrapped package. I try to box everything,
even clothing, so that the corners are all crisp and the sides smooth.
And, yes, I stroke them.
Scotch tape. Yes, I love the smell of a wood fire, too, but scotch
tape reminds me of Christmas in the middle of July. I wrapped
presents with my mother when I was a very young kid, and wrapping
presents is still one of my favorite activities. That pleases my hubby
to no end, too, since it means he doesn't have to.
What are your favorite five sensations of Christmas? Don't be afraid to share!