OK! Countdown to Christmas Nostalgia Contest: Challenge 5


Dec. 21 2012, Published 5:00 a.m. ET

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The countdown to Christmas is in full swing, and if you’re not feeling the holiday spirit by now, we’re a little concerned—and here to help! OK! chatted with author Michael Gitter, the nostalgia specialist responsible for the Do You Remember? book series, about what evokes the happiest memories for people this time of year.

“I believe that we do get more nostalgic for the holidays," Michael tells OK!. “Our holiday memories are tied tightest to our childhood.”

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“Think about the smells of things you cook around the holidays,” Michael says. “It probably starts around Halloween. All the holidays have their own tastes and smells and touches and sights…it’s like a time warp that takes you right back.”

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