Christmas TogetherWe're here year round and even though we are scattered all over the world and most of us have never met face-to-face we find ways to celebrate the season together. From our annual Christmas exchanges to scheduled chats our Christmasing together is discussed here.
The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
My Top Ten list would not be complete without:
All in the Family - Christmas at the Bunkers
Andy Griffith Christmas episode
Dick Van Dyke Christmas episode
Mary Tyler Moore 1st Christmas episode...
Remember when Black Friday was on Friday?
Imagine what will happen if the stores are allowed to stay open all night Christmas Eve until lunch time on Christmas Day! This year, more than 50,000 restaurants, bars, convenience stores and...
My Dog Sam
Dear Abby, I too was picked on when I was a child and I too turned to our dog Queenie. She always gave me love and she always listened. Bless you.
...This is a great question and an even better podcast-type topic to explore. Just wouldn't know how to approach it.
You already have a working title, "Our Approach To Christmas".
Originally Posted by Jeff Westover
Thanks for an honest assessment, RJD. I think you make a valid observation here. There are many who specialize or have a passion for just one aspect of Christmas.
True enough. The components all come together for our total experience.
I would still like Christmas without the tunes but with less of a year 'round passion. Otherwise I would more likely be another in season only celebrator.
Yes, Christmas is all the aforementioned things indeed! Some mentioned family and that is a huge draw! However, family is the true year round passion for me with Christmas being only one aspect. I see and feel the magic of family on a daily basis!
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This is a great question and an even better podcast-type topic to explore. Just wouldn't know how to approach it.
Maybe folks could phone in what, to them, makes them like Christmas so much. Patterns may emerge that could lead to segments. Those with special passions, like RJD, might lead to full-length interviews. It could be an ongoing exploration.
I honestly don't know if I can describe it. The magic, the sounds, sights, smells.. the joy I feel in my heart when I see or hear anything Christmasy, any time of year. The pure delight in my children's eyes... happiness.
I wish it could be Christmas forever...
It's the lights and decorations. It's the joy in people's eyes. It's the sense of family and being together. It's the joy of giving and seeing a smile on someone else's face when you give them something they truly love. It's the music. I just love all of it.
To get all philosophical about it--the Light shining in the darkness. The coming of Hope, and (to me, as a Christian) the annual reminder of the Promise that was fulfilled at Easter. And, to paraphrase Fred in "A Christmas Carol", that it's "the one time of the year when mankind by one consent opens its heart to each other".
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This was the question asked by my wife to me the other day !!! You would have thought she asked me how to cure world hunger or something. All I could muster on the spot was "everything" now my family knows I'm a Christmas nut but I've never been asked exactly why before. I'm not even sure I could put in one sentence . Can you ?
It's difficult to put it in to one sentence! I think for me it is the spirit of the Christmas season, the warmth and joy and love that I feel. It really is magical.
For me it's part nostalgia, I remember the great Christmases of my youth and how they were filled with Joy and happiness. Also at a time when people seem to have little time for each other, I always notice how on Christmas Eve, most people are just a little bit kinder and nicer. Over the years I've grown to love the decorations, the foods and candles, the TV shows and music. I don;t think I can ever fully explain why I have always loved the season so much, It's just something that I pray will never leave me.
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