Christmastime for me

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I live, socialize, and work in a predominantly Christian society. At times, peers, colleagues, and friends make comments about non-Christians when they don’t realize that one of “them” is among us. I regard such scenes as moments of people striving to reassure themselves of their place in the group. Rather than spending my time lamenting such myopic actions, or critiquing my beloved peers and colleagues, I turn inward to my love for and delight in the goodwill of the season. Here are some musings from the blogging community about how the Christmas season means more than celebrating a religious holiday.

(Uno) 1. Christmas trees galore on Amanda Rudd’s blog.

(Due) 2. Tracy at Logy Express continues her family’s holiday tradition with this year’s Christmas card.

(Tre) 3. A Southern Belle gives some historical context to this modern holiday.

(Quattro) 4. Dianne Hales talks about the importance of family in the Italian Christmas celebration.

(Cinque) 5. Jamie Beck. Really, looking at her blog is my Christmas present to you. She is beautiful, innovative and an inspiration. Enjoy!

To round out this Christmas Eve, I leave you with a favorite Christmas song of mine, from the Home Alone series, “My Christmas Tree.” Thank you John Williams!

Christmastime means laughter
To buckets in the snow ,
Caroling together
With faces of Love

Stockings on the mantel,
A wreath on the door
And my Merriest Christmas
Means just one thing more

Christmas Tree,
My Christmas Tree,
Lit up like a star;
When I see my Christmas tree,
Can loved ones be far?

Christmas Tree, I’m certain
Wherever I roam ,
The glow from your branches
Will light my way home.

Ornaments collected
From every Christmas night,
Memories reflected
Through tin-sel and light;

Gratefully we gather
As ever before
To rejoice in the season
And sing out once more.

Christmas Tree,
My Christmas Tree,
Lit up like a star;
When I see my Christmas tree,
Can loved ones be far?

Christmas Tree, I’m certain
Wherever I roam,
The glow from your branches
Will light my way home.

It’s Christmas!
It’s Christmas
And I’m going home!

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4 responses to “Christmastime for me

  1. Whoa, holy new theme, Batman! Cool. We’re not theme twins anymore (although since I’m working on changing mine too, it was inevitable). I always get this weird twinge of excitement when I find another blog with the Bueno theme.

    Thanks for the shout out!

    I like it when my favorite bloggers link to other blogs, because I’m always looking for new blogs to follow (and get behind on reading–ugh!).

    Merry Christmas! Dave’s preparing our “traditional” Christmas Eve breakfast — stolen from another culture — potato latkes. So tasty.

  2. The theme change feels like I got a refreshingly new hair cut! I needed something fresh to tide me over while I mull other changes.

    Merry Christmas to you & your Dave, too! Have a yummy breakfast – twilight is just setting in here…Christmas Eve bonfire at the neighborhood church tonight!

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