Truth be told, Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love giving to others, I love spending time with my family, and to be honest Baby Jesus in the manger and the Christmas story are my favorite of Biblical tales. I get goosebumps every year when we read the Christmas story on Christmas Eve.
But this year, things are different. I'm dealing with some family stuff and trying to sort through all of the angst that comes with familial problems. It's also BFF1's first Christmas as half of a married couple, which means a lot of the pre-Christmas rituals that we share aren't happening this year. And even though I am SO VERY happy for her, it is a BIG adjustment (for us both) to make. Added to the family drama stuff and it just makes things hard.
So, I've been feeling more Grinch and less Who-down-in-Whoville this year. In an effort to keep the Christmas spirit* alive I'm attempting my Christmas countdown again this year. Twenty-five Christmas filled blogs which will hopefully decrease the dread I feel when I think about Christmas and will rejuvenate my adoration of this time of year.
I hope you all enjoy this and that my various Christmas thoughts and feelings will bring you all enjoyment throughout the season, regardless of how** you celebrate! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!
*No tree, no listening to Christmas music in the car, sleeping or reading through Christmas movies
**Or what winter holiday (or no celebrating at all, just enjoying the high jinks that are sure to follow)