The old Burberry's for Men (sadly, long discontinued) has special holiday memories for me, and so does (laugh all you want) Polo Green. The past few years I've been wearing anything warm and cozy -- Bois de Portugal, B*men, Catalyst etc. Our Christmahanusolstikahs in Oklahoma and north Texas tend to be on the crisp side, and so I usually pick a frag that's warm and fairly familiar. May try Carven Homme this year, or possibly Chergui. Have thought about the elegant and coniferous Fou d'Absinthe, too.
I wore Scent Intense last year, as I'd just gotten it from a friend and had liked it out of the bottle. It's then that I realized how much I personally hated that fragrance on me -- yes, it was at Christmas at my Da's house last year that I decided to swap it as soon as I got home. (I'm not sure, but that may have been my very first Basenotes swap.) Christmas-y it wasn't, and it just DIDN'T work on my skin. (Sharp jasmine overdose to the point of nausea, and "dark" only to the extent that it was making my vision dim.)
I never wear "sexy" frags home -- no, the very thought of wearing Yatagan or Musc Ravageur or Monsieur Musk around my family makes my skin crawl, and would probably ruin those frags for me for all time and eternity. No, just give me a bottle of Merlot or Shiraz and let me make it through the f*cking evening w/o wanting to commit capital murder. As I once told Paul (my other half of 13 years), "The chief difference between your family and mine is that your family is fun to drink with, while MY family just makes me want to drink."
A wintery fragrance, a warm sweater and a bottle of Merlot -- ah, that paradise were enow!