1. Turn on the Christmas tree lights even though it is only noon.
2. Avoid online window shopping as much as possible.
4. It helps if there is a good-mood toddler around to say things like "Mommy-- giants knock on the door!" (Murphy is currently OBSESSED with giants thank to a huge movable one that lives at our local children's museum. He tells me that there are giants in the kitchen and on the phone like 20 times a day...awesome!)
5. Walk around the block and splash in the tiny puddles on the sidewalk.