The Best & Worst Holiday Hook-Up Spots

So we’re home for the holidays to spend time with family and friends over food and festivities – and hopefully to ignite some of our hottest hook-ups of the year.  Celebrations (and champagne) are never in short supply, and love is in the air wherever we go.  Of course, hook-ups are often a spur-of-the-moment kind of thing, prone to happen anytime and anywhere.  So as you approach the holiday season and fantasize about your latest crush, consider Her Campus’s run-down of our favorite and least favorite holiday hook-up spots…


Un-der-neath the mis-tle-toe. 

Clichéd as it may seem, there’s something to be said for this tradition, and the song that goes with it.  This move is a great one to make if he’s not making the ones you want him to.  Take it upon yourself to “somehow end up” beneath the mistletoe with him and don’t let him laugh it off – kiss him before he has the chance to realize how corny the situation might be, and linger a little, to suggest that maybe just one kiss isn’t enough.

In the snow… and then by the fire.

If he’s a competitor, he’ll love it if you try to take him down in a snowball fight.  Surprise him with your impressive throwing skills, and although your catapulting arm may keep you rather far away from him, it’s okay to get close after you peg him just a few times.  The cold, wet snow won’t be a pleasant hookup spot for long, but it’s cute for a few minutes.  Once you start shivering, take it inside and snuggle up next to a fire.

At the ice skating rink.

Nothing says winter romance more than an ice-skating outing.  We’ve all seen it happen in the movies, and there’s really no excuse not to fit this holiday time activity into your schedule.  Try to limit the laughter as you watch each other try to get the hang of things, and share a few pointers on the best ways to not fall.  Making out on the ice can get dangerous, but it can also be terribly romantic.  Bundle up and brave the rink together – concentrate on staying up, but snag a few kisses along the way.

On the beach.

Whatever your warm weather destination of choice, there’s no better climate than one where temperatures surpass 80 degrees on the reg, allowing you that summer-in-the-dead-of-winter glow.  Men can be equally sexy with a bit of a tan (though let’s not go too Jersey Shore), and holiday vacation is the perfect time for a beach hook-up with a vacation hottie.  Come nighttime, find yourselves a secluded part of the beach – even better are those cabanas – to enjoy the sounds of crashing waves as opposed to overrated club/party music.

In your most fabulous holiday fashions.

Holiday time is fancy time when it comes to getting dressed, and it’s totally appropriate to bring out your best.  From the sequins, to the (faux) fur, to the rhinestones, to the beads, anything festive is fair game; flirty holiday frocks make us feel our fiercest, and make the holidays feel really special.  And somehow, these special occasion clothes can make a hook-up all the more exciting… even if they do just end up coming off.