It's officially December, which means you can no longer complain about stores and radio stations playing Christmas music "too early." While most New Yorkers dread the scourge of tourists blocking up the sidewalk near Rockefeller Center (even though, come on, you know you casually glance up at the tree), there are plenty of fun ways to get into the holiday spirit without having to take photos of weird families from the Midwest. Click through for some must-do activities this month!

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