We can't decide between Santa's Cookies and Christmas Morning Punch.
Nothing evokes old memories like a scent, and candles can take you back in an instant: Holiday cookies baked in Grandma’s kitchen. A hike through the woods to cut down the Christmas tree. The fresh, crisp, clean scent in the air after a snowfall. Candles also offer a welcoming glow that makes everything seem cozier and prettier. That’s even more true during the holiday season when the scents of pine, gingerbread and pumpkin fill the air.
According to the National Candle Association, most candles are made from paraffin, beeswax, soy wax, palm wax, or gels. Studies have shown that all these waxes burn about the same way and produce virtually identical combustion, so it's really a matter of personal preference (and the fragrance you want!) as to what kind you should buy. When enjoying your candle, trim the wick to ¼” inch before each use so it doesn’t sputter and smoke. Let it cool before trimming the wick for the next use. Once your candle gets down to 2” of wax (or ½ inch inside a jar or container), it’s time to treat yourself to a new seasonal candle. It's such a simple and inexpensive luxury! Of course, they make excellent cheap Christmas gifts or stocking stuffers.
Here are the best Christmas candles to enjoy this holiday season.