Sorry, Christmas, you are not the best. Same for you, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, Flag Day, and all the other holidays. The 4th of July is America’s best holiday of the year. And it should be — it’s the country’s birthday for crying out loud!
I like to tell people that the 4th of July is like my Christmas. I get so excited about it, I have a hard time falling asleep the nights leading up to the long weekend. I start a Google Doc in early June to start planning the food I want to make, the games I want to play, and the sundresses I want to pack. (Yes, I’ve done these things for years — even before I earned the honor of hosting the holiday at my house!) Why do I get so darn excited over the holiday? There are a ton of reasons!