31 Reasons Christmas In New York City Ruins You For Life

It's not the holidays without at least one trip to the Big Apple.

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1. Because the city lights glow brighter in December.

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2. And the subway performers take their game to a new level.

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3. Because even the ever-stoic library lions get into the holiday spirit.

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4. Because even office buildings become slightly tolerable for the season.

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5. Because the ornaments on 6th Avenue are literally larger than life.

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6. Seriously, LOOK how freakin' big they are!

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7. Because the decorations in Rolf's are insane...ly festive.

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9. And seeing It's a Wonderful Life on the big screen at IFC.

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10. Because FAO Schwarz will make you feel like a kid again.

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11. Because every street you turn down looks like a Christmas postcard...

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14. To street-side Christmas tree sales...

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15. And even Bloomberg headquarters.

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16. Because the subtle charm of Grand Central Station...

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17. And the glorious gaudiness of Brooklyn's Dyker Heights.

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18. Because the quiet beauty of the Financial District when it's deserted.

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19. Because The Rockettes...

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21. Because the gorgeous decorations at the jewelry stores no one can afford.

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22. Because Saks Fifth Avenue's light show at night.

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24. Because these INCREDIBLE Salvation Army workers.

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25. Because The Plaza looks just as majestic as when Kevin McCallister first visited.

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26. Because snow-covered Park Slope stoops.

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27. And nostalgic MTA cars.

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28. Because neighborhood welcome signs...

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29. Because ice skating in Central Park...

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30. And every building that seems to ooze Christmas charm.

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31. And because New York City simply does it bigger and better than everyone else.

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