Ho, Ho, Ho

I’m ready for Christmas …

I don’t mean I’m ready for Christmas, but I’m ready to get into the holiday spirit. And, I must admit, it’s earlier than usual.

I tend to procrastinate, and that’s with my holiday celebrations as well. I’m usually ready for Thanksgiving around Friday and Christmas when I’m taking the tree down. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the season … I just generally put off getting into the spirit.

This year has been different. With a houseful of little feet running around, {okay, thundering through the house and up and down the stairs like a herd of elephants} the walls reverberate with life. And that has been missing for a number of years.

The grandkids and I watched Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas Thanksgiving Day afternoon, although we lost some of the grandkids to Sonic and Mario and other activities. Later it was A Christmas Story. My kids and I commented on how many times the PC police would call on the Parker household today.

And there was The Santa Clause {we were shooting for 2 and 3, but couldn’t get the rugrats together before Sunday’s gridiron schedule} and a few of the Hallmark Channel Christmas shows {which I TiVoed when they started premiering earlier this month, but I refused to watch before Thanksgiving}.

I think it was the Hallmark shows — Annie Claus Is Coming to Town, Moonlight and Mistletoe, Call Me Mrs. Miracle — that tipped my spirit. They’re hokey and predictable, but they bring an element of hope and faith back into the world.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Stretch into a greater vision for the possibilities in your life.

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I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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