The 15 Moms You Meet During the Holiday Season
Bing Crosby touches on the many magical moments of a Winter wonderland, but he leaves out a crucial component of the season — the holiday mom. She could be conspiring by the fire or racing around the store to find a last-minute gift. She may be whipping up a batch of sugar cookies or sipping spiked eggnog from a mug. We've pinpointed the 15 moms you may encounter during the holiday season. Which one can you relate to?
The Future Mrs. Claus
For this mom, December truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Others may be put off by her cheer, but she doesn't let that get her down.
The Pinterest Perfectionist
No store-bought finds in this family's house! Everything from her food to her decorations was made by her own two hands, and looks even better than the original pin. But be warned: she's not afraid to tell you if your DIY project is a total disaster.
She drops dollars into the Salvation Army's bucket, not pennies. She buys more toys for tots than for her own children. She volunteers at the soup kitchen in her spare time. She's basically a saint, and you should tell her so!
Need we say more? She manages to put on a happy face for the kids, but inside, she's counting down the minutes till Dec. 26.
Santa's Snobby Helper
Her potato latkes are a little crispier. Her tree is a tad taller. And her holidays are just overall better. At least, according to her.
The Eggnog Enthusiast
Her cup runneth over with holiday spirits. And if you met her mother-in-law, you'd probably understand why.
The Ultimate Gifter
Whether it's for her husband of 10 years or a co-worker in the office's white elephant swap, she always manages to give the perfect present. And don't even get us started on her wrapping skills.
She knows the words to every holiday tune and is proud to show off her singing skills — even when you beg her not to.
The PC Parent
You'll never hear her utter the phrase, "Merry Christmas." She's a firm believer in making the holidays all-inclusive, no matter what religion you follow.
The Cookie Queen
Her house smells like cinnamon, sugar, and all things sweet. She always adds a new treat or two to her long list of holiday confections, and you are more than happy to be the taste tester.
The Eternal Elf
She still makes reindeer prints in the snow and signs her children's gifts from Santa, even though they are in their teens. For her, the holidays are all about keeping the magic alive.
The Hostess With the Mostest
Her stockings are hung by the chimney with care, and her tree looks like it came straight out of
The Stress Case
She has a to-do list longer than Santa's and doesn't know how she'll get it all done. But of course, she manages to check everything off with plenty of time to spare.
The Last-Minute Mama
Someone didn't look at her calendar! You can often find this mother sprinting through the stores to find the hottest toys on her tot's lists (which, of course, sold out months ago).
The Spirit of the Season
Her holiday is filled with comfort, joy, and a few mishaps. But she knows the only thing that matters is that she spends the day surrounded by family and friends.