1) the crisp air - anyone who has ever met me knows that I prefer the cool autumn air over the hot summer air. It's not quite cold enough to snow, or if you live in Missouri - it's not cold enough to pour ice on everything, but it's enough that a jacket, scarf, jeans, and boots are the norm. Nothing is more comfortable then putting a cardigan on top of every outfit. (I do own quite a collection of cardigans!)
3) Thanksgiving and being with the whole family - Every Thanksgiving the entire family would head over to my grandparents' house for the big dinner. It took me until I was 18 to no longer have to sit at the kid table. My family finally took pity on me and made room at the adult table. If your family is anything like mine there is always a kid table and an adult table; the kids always dream of the day that they will finally get a seat at that big table in the dining room. Also, it's a favorite because it's rare when I get to see the whole family together for a long period of time. We start the day off by having an early dinner then end with looking at advertisements for Black Friday debating about what we all need or would like for Christmas. We end the day with fighting over my Grandma's famous no-bake cookies. She just never seems to make enough, but I think that's just because we can never get enough of them.