Giving you presents.There’s nothing like seeing your face light up when you open your gift and say it's perfect. It makes up for the weeks of anxiety he spent worrying over whether or not it was indeed “perfect.”
Getting more presents from you and your family.They say the best gift is giving, but getting gifts also rules. Dating someone means more presents, and that isn’t a bad thing.
Shopping together.Holiday shopping can be incredibly stressful. And even if you’re the kind of bargain-hunter who managers to pick up great gifts online, sometimes it's difficult to think of the perfect gift for friends or family. Having a partner-in-crime to help you with your gifts is a blessing. Except for when you have to buy a gift for them, obviously.
Cuddling.Winter is the perfect time for cuddling up with your partner. The summer months are too hot and sweaty, but the dead of January is cozy. This is cuddling science.
Getting to drink cocoa and watch holiday movies together.Sure, anyone could do this on their own, but it’s nice to do it with someone else, preferably under a giant blanket with a fire going.
Getting to spend days off together.Holidays mean extra days off, which means extra time to spend with you. Which means extra holiday sex...right?
Having a plus one for company holiday parties.Having to sit through a few hours of small talk with his boss and coworkers isn’t great, but at least he gets to bring you.
Decorating your tree together.If you live together, you get to make your Christmas tree your very own. Collect the worst ornaments you can find in your travels. Put up ornaments that are engraved with relationship milestones, or just remind you of some of your favorite moments as a couple. You really can't go wrong, until it starts shedding everywhere.
Having someone to help him wrap gifts.Some people are really, really bad at wrapping and there’s no helping them. If he is indeed one of those people, he better hope that you aren't one of those people.
Using each other as an excuse to get out of things.There are plenty of great things about the holidays. But the season also means jamming your calendar full of things you don’t want to do. It’s also nice to use you as an excuse to get out of caroling or visiting his weird cousins upstate.
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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.