What is it about those cold wintery months that puts all of us in the mood for romance?
Well . . . most of us, anyway!
Are we simply looking for a warm body to hold close, when the temperature drops to the single digits?
Do we just not want to be alone for the holidays?
Perhaps, the desire to couple in winter is innate and primal, something akin to hibernation or mating rituals.
Or, maybe there’s something more to it than that . . .
In light of the fact that I am VERY COLD RIGHT NOW . . . and, also in light of the fact, that there is currently TWO FEET OF SNOW outside my window, I thought it might be nice to write a post based on the “softer” (and sexier) side of wintery weather . . .
So, get into something “more comfortable” . . .
. . . and grab those warm winter blankets . . .
Because we are about to get started . . .
Winter Helps us to Remember the Good Times . . .
For most of us, most of the year is a blur. We rush around, day-in-and-day-out, maneuvering through work, or school, and our mundane daily tasks. We rarely have the time to stop and take a breath, or think about the things and people that really matter to us.
But around winter time, things slow down. Suddenly, we have all this spare time to think about ourselves and others. We have time to make major decisions about what we want out of life. We have time to . . . FINALLY GET LAID!
In this first clip from Dawson’s Creek, it takes a wintery class ski trip and a conveniently “hidden” wallet condom, to help Joey realize that Pacey’s “TOTALLY-Puts-Every-Boy-On-The-Planet-To-Shame” Boyfriending Skills are MORE than worth the cost of her much-coveted V-card!
Winter Forces Us to Remember the Bad Times . . .
While for many, winter is time of comfort and joy, for others, it’s a time for sadness and severe depression. Because all that time spent alone thinking, can be MIGHTY LONELY. It can also dredge up some painful memories. But just when you feel like all hope is lost, that’s when you come to realize that you aren’t so alone after all. Because the thing you thought you were missing, might just have been by your side all along . . .
In this second clip, from Gossip Girl, Serena’s snowstorm car crash, dredges up some painful memories for Chuck Bass, regarding his father’s untimely death . . .
Winter Makes Things That Would Normally Be Really Annoying, Seem “Festive and Poignant”
You wouldn’t know it from this extremely sappy post, but I’m actually a rather jaded person, when it comes to love and romance. Things that make most women go, “Awwwww” tend to make me roll my eyes, and throw up in my mouth a little bit. And yet, this time of year that all changes.
For a few months, I’m all about those cheesy ABC Family Christmas Specials, mistletoe, heart-shaped boxes, sappy love songs . . . and watching When Harry Met Sally when it airs on TBS for the 85,000th friggin time.
“I’ll have what she’s having.”
I suspect I am not alone in this.
By way of example, I give you yet another clip from Gossip Girl — this one from a couple that usually makes me a little nauseous. And yet, whenever I watch this winter-themed scene of them in action, I can’t help but soften toward the pair a bit, if only for a few moments. Of course, I’m talking about Dan and Serena, and the latter’s “very special” Christmas gift to the former, during the holiday episode of the show’s first season. (And no, I’m not talking about Serena’s body, as that is a gift that’s been given on the show MANY, MANY, MANY times over, to many people!)
Serena is kind of like Santa. She visits ALL THE LITTLE BOYS, during the holidays. (And she’s very TIRED!)
Winter Gives You an Excuse to Make Out with People You’ve Secretly Always Wanted to Make Out With, But Haven’t Yet Had the Guts to Do So . . .
Blame it on the mistletoe! Blame it on too much champagne! Blame it on wanting to make that other guy (or girl) jealous! Blame it on a joke . . . or dare! Tell him (or her) it was just a “friendly holiday” kiss!
The winter months are jam-packed with parties . . . and, perhaps more importantly, BOOZE. This means they are also jam-packed with solid excuses to lay a wet one on the person you’ve been ogling in silence for all those months. The good news, is that, for a limited time only, you can do so, without fear of suffering embarrassment or rejection. And, hey, if the person you’re smooching doesn’t respond in kind, you can always tell him that Santa made you do it! Because NO ONE messes with SANTA on Christmas!
In this next clip from Bones, Temperance Brennan uses the OLDEST holiday trick in the book — strategically-placed mistletoe — to engage in a rousing round of tonsil hockey, with her sexy as hell co-worker, Seeley Booth. You GO GIRL!
Winter is a Time for Bold Romantic Gestures . . .
Helpful tools like mistletoe, a bottle of champagne, or a “spin the bottle,” are fine for those simple sneak-attack kisses. But when you REALLY want to start something special with the object of your desires, it’s best to go au natural. Now, is not the time to be tentative.
Be BOLD! Be ROMANTIC! After all, you’ve got the cold winter weather, and the holidays on your side. And there’s no better aphrodisiac on the planet than those two things, as far as I’m concerned . . .
In this Season 1 clip from Grey’s Anatomy, Alex lays a most awesome Ambush Kiss on Izzie, just when she has completely written him off as a romantic partner, following a VERY LOUSY first date the two recently shared.
Winter is The Time to Tell that Special Someone How You Feel About Them
This one is kind of self-explanatory. And if I give you any more intel, I’ll likely ruin the impact of the next clip, if I haven’t done so already. Suffice it to say, this one features Rory and Jess from The Gilmore Girls . . .
But When You Think About It, Winter is Really Just a State of Mind . . .
Now, where I come from, I get more winter cold than I could POSSIBLY EVER WANT! But that might not be the case for you. Perhaps, you live in a tropical climate, where it’s NEVER cold, and NEVER snows. (Just so you know, I HATE YOU . . . Just kidding :) . . . But not really.)
Well, just because you don’t have excuse to wear big puffy jackets, or drink hot cocoa by the gallon, or cuddle up under down comforters, doesn’t mean you can’t make the romantic spirit of winter work for YOU too! With just a little improvisation on your part, you can be feeling the Sexy Winter Fever, in no time!
Just ask Seth Cohen from The O.C. He lives in Orange County, California. where it NEVER SNOWS! And yet, season after season, Seth made the winter months special with his trademark Christmukkah cheer, and a seemingly endless supply of ugly Christmas Sweaters (most of which, he probably sweat through, within minutes of putting them on. Because, let’s face it, it gets pretty friggin hot on the West Coast!) . . .
In this clip, Seth and his perky girlfriend Summer embody the Romantic Spirit of Winter, by simply putting on those hideous brown caps my mother lovingly refers to as “Schmucks with Earflaps.”
So, there you have it. Seven doses of wintery TV romance from one Freezing Blogger. Now it’s your turn. What’s YOUR favorite Hot Winter TV Moment?