Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas. I also wanted to share this with you:

"I really like Christmas Eve. I think I like it even more than Christmas Day. On Christmas Day, you get to open your presents and see what you got, but you also know that Christmas is starting to be over for a year, and by nighttime some of the stuff you got is already broken. But on Christmas Eve, all the tree lights are on and carols are playing and people are saying 'Merry Christmas,' and everything is about to happen, but it didn't happen yet. That's the best time of the year."

That's from Dave Barry's book The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog, which is a fantastic (and very short) book that literally made me both laugh (out loud!) and cry (real tears!). This perfectly captures how I feel about Christmas and Christmas Eve.

I hope you're all well, and that your day is wonderful and full of love. Or that you get your official Red Ryder carbine-action two-hundred-shot range-model air rifle.


Molloy said...

I agree.

The magical anticipation of Christmas Eve remains one of the pinnacle memories of my childhood. Now that as I've become an adult, Christmas Eve has become one of the most stress-filled nights of the year, it is good to recall what all the effort is for. Somehow my exhaustion is being transmuted into my children's sense of magic.


I hope your Christmas was full of the best things.

Tahleen said...

I'm glad my little post helped. I loved Christmas Eve when I was little too, and even though I'm not a parent yet I know I'll be doing the same thing for my kids that my parents did for me. It's what the magic is all about. This year was anticlimactic because no one in my house believes anymore, we didn't put out cookies or anything. My Christmas was great just the same though. :) I hope yours was too!