As many of us are bustling about preparing to travel to or host our friends and family it’s easy to forget the bigger picture. It’s easy to get lost in checking our shopping lists that no one has been forgotten, it’s easy to get lost in wrapping and bagging all the gifts and trinkets from our lists, it’s easy to get lost in cooking and serving our family and friends. It’s easy to get lost in hanging the lights and lighting tree. It’s easy to forget that so long ago the ultimate gift was literally born in a barn with no special meal, no decorated rooms, his first visitors some animals and shepherds.
I’m frequently accused of being Scrinchy Groughy (a mix up I offhandedly invent a few years back). I’m not into all the Christmas hubbub. I don’t deck the halls so to speak. I’m more a Thanksgiving gal if you must know. However, I do embrace the Spirit of Christmas. The Idea of Christmas. Christmas has become such a financial holiday on top of being a social holiday. Even if you aren’t gathering with all the people at home there are more people on the roads, in the stores, all around you. I don’t shop this time of year. Too many people! In the Spirit of Christmas, I leave you one of my favorite Christmas ‘songs’ if you will.