While that’s the name of my favorite secular Christmas tune, I’m not actually talking about Christmas. Not yet, anyway. No, I’m talking about autumn, or the time of year I actually burn candles. I don’t in the spring/summer, because they make the room too warm, and there aren’t any scents I particularly associate with spring or summer, aside from maybe lilacs and sunscreen. In the autumn, I love candles that smell like warm, spicy things, such as apple pie or pumpkin pie. In fact, my two favorite candles are an apple cinnamon blend and a pumpkin spice blend, which makes my room (and thus the entire upstairs of the house) smell like I’ve been baking all day, which is by no means unpleasant. It’s one of many reasons I prefer autumn over any other time of year.