With Christmas Eve tomorrow, and Christmas following on my typical blogging day, I thought I would jump in with an early blog post to wish you a Merry Christmas!  If you don’t celebrate Christmas, then I wish you a Happy Holiday-of-your-Choice!  If you don’t celebrate any Holidays, then Happy Weekend.

I always love the Holidays.  From Thanksgiving to New Years day, I am one happy camper.  When I was younger it was the anticipation of Santa and getting gifts.  But, as I got older, I began to enjoy it for what it is really all about.  Family, friends, and celebrating life.  Now, with a family of my own, I enjoy Christmas because I get to see that same wonderment and excitement I used to have, in my children.

Just about all three of my son’s know about Santa, though my youngest isn’t sure what all the fuss is about just yet.  They are excited to get the visit from Santa Claus while they sleep tomorrow night.  They are even more excited to get up Christmas morning.  This year they really have been worried I would forget to help them make cookies for Santa.

My family always enjoys listening to Trans Siberian Orchestra on the Holidays.  I used to attend the concerts yearly, but now I think it will be a once every few years thing.  But the CD’s will be playing this weekend.  This year I discovered Straight No Chaser, an A cappella group that I think is great.  My wife gave me a box set of their Holiday music as an early Christmas Present.  I discovered them by hearing their version of the “12 Days of Christmas” (seen below).

Of course all the Christmas Specials are all over TV.  Some of them I have seen a thousand times this year.  I always enjoy “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (the original cartoon version).  It is always a fun one to watch.

Of course after Christmas comes the new year.  With the new year comes the New Year’s Resolutions.  I have already made a couple of them.

Of course the Holidays are about a lot of things, but I hope that you enjoy them with those that matter most in your life.  Take a moment to reflect of the things that really matter in life.  And above all enjoy what you have.  I know it’s easier said then done, but it is worth the effort.

I will leave with another fun song by Straight No Chaser.  Merry Christmas!

 

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