Because I couldn’t think of a title for this post, I am treating you to the best line from one of my favorite Christmas movies, “A Christmas Story”. If you haven’t seen it, you should probably go to the store right now and buy it. Now. It contains lamps shaped like sexy legs, guns that pose a threat of shooting eyes out, tongues stuck to icy things, and mouths being washed out with soap. Nothing screams “CHRISTMAS!” like swears and guns, so please, buy it and watch it several times this Christmas.
Now back to our regularly scheduled post…..
I am so, so, so, so, excited about Christmas. We have a new baby in the family this year to watch open gifts, much of my extended family is coming in to celebrate with us, and best of all, I will get to spend Christmas with the ones I love. What could be better?
It’s not about the presents or food, it’s enough just to spend time with the people closest to us, a chance to share what’s new in our lives, and a chance to start traditions with new family members. I’m like a big kid most of the time (ok, all of the time) but at Christmas, it really shows. I love seeing all the presents piled under the tree, the treats lined up on the kitchen counter, the sights of all the houses decorated with lights, the smiles on everyone’s faces. Christmas is the one time of the year when the good that’s in everyone really shows. Sure, there is evil in the world, but isn’t it nice that for a few days, everyone can see that there is something greater in the world? Oh sure, even at this time of the year, the worst can come out in people, but Christmas seems to show us the best in everyone. Whether it’s the cashiers smiling and telling you to have a merry Christmas or the bell ringers blessing you when you drop some spare change in their buckets, we can see the good in people. Think about it-what other time of the year do you wish complete strangers to have a wonderful day? How many times of a year do you say “God Bless You” to someone you don’t even know?
I hope each one of you has a wonderful Christmas, spent with family and friends.
And to my Jewish friends, I wish you a wonderful Hanukkah, spent with all your loved ones. (Don’t eat too many latkes!!!!!) (Oh, and P.S.-I hope your first night of Hanukkah was terrific!)