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Welcome to our newest member, JoseChung
My name is Ron, I am a Christmas nut always have been always will be. I am first and foremost a stay at home dad that has an evening job at a retail/grocery establishment. After my second son was born I stepped down from my management position, so my wife and I don't have to pay for daycare. My wife is a teacher in the town we live, so people recognize us everywhere in our little town.
My wife and I have been married for 9 years. We have 2 boys aged 6 and 3, both are young Christmas nuts.

I have loved Christmas as long as I remember
from seeing the lights on all the houses, to seeing if I could stay awake to see Santa.
Christmas has been the one constant in my life it has always been there for me, through the rough times of my parents divorce when I was 10 y/o or my mother's passing when I was 16.
Everyone always tried to make it something special for myself and sister when we were young no matter what was going on. I now believe that is why I love this time of year more than any other because of the efforts of my family to hold it above any other time of year. I get to make the season special for my boys now, whether it be by playing the music decorating the house and yard or just playing the dvd's. The memories the season has brought have always warm and it is no wonder why I look forward to making more of these memories every year. My favorite Christmas movie is A Christmas Story my favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night. My favorite Christmas artist is Bing Crosby.
Well if I ran on a little bit I am sorry I am new to blogging, it sounds always better in your mind.
I will try to keep posting and making it interesting for all who read.
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Put Up Your Dukes, Post-Christmas Blues.

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Posted 12-28-2012 at 03:27 PM by xmas365

Here I sit just before 5pm on December 28, I just flicked on my outdoor display and the rest of the indoor Christmas lights. I go through this every year a few days after Christmas, the feeling of emptiness like the way it feels when a beloved family member leaves to back home after a visit. I am a full blown Christmas enthusiast and these are the dark days after a full year of anticipation, seeing people take down their Christmas lights while your driving around just feels like a punch to the gut. I love seeing the decorations but before we know it they will be downstairs under the stairs like Frosty from Christmas With the Kranks. My outdoor lights stay on until January 8, I try to keep them on until after my birthday which is January 7. My indoor lights and decor usually stays up until the first weekend after my birthday. As I have said before everything stays up that long because of my love of Christmas that goes back to my childhood and pleading with my parents to keep the tree and lights up until my birthday, which I lost every time except once.
As is always the case this Christmas was better than the last, they seem to get better every year since I met my wife back in 1998. Christmas is such an event every year, we have taken the reins on the holiday for our families, hosting both the huge Christmas Eve party, and then the big Christmas Day dinner, it is exhausting especially with 2 young children who get up early to see the treasures Santa has brought them. We live to see their faces when they open their gifts, the happiness, surprise, their glow.

It is so great every year, but the letdown after the fact is sometimes hard to deal with. I have cried after Christmas Day is over, I plead for Christmas not to leave to no avail, my lip quivers, but I try to hide it. It borders on depression, even though all the decor and sights and sounds are still around to fully enjoy, Why do I feel it every single year?

I remember before I met my wife, when I was wanted to get my own place, I was planning on having a Christmas room where I would have a tree and decorations up all year round as a retreat from the real world. I was going to do it, I couldn't wait, even after my own "Christmas Dark Ages" that encompassed my late teen years, and early twenties. I never received many gifts those years, but I could always count on a pair of pajamas from my grandparents. I always had Christmas on my mind, when I was 18, I bought myself my first Santa hat,which I loved and I had always wanted one growing up. Then a year later I bought a 2 foot tall fake tree, only to be replaced by a 3 foot tree another year later that I kept in my room at my grandparents house.

I love Christmas, and I am not ashamed to admit it, we are still in the season, we should be celebrating this glorious time not sulking in the end. I am going to fight those PCB's and not give in.

Merry Christmas!
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    the post christmas blues is hard....but since I hd my daughter in 2006 it is less hard on me...because I am always pretty busy with her...this year our tree will be standing at least one more week...since we were at my momīs place over christmas and hardly saw our tree......I loved this blog...
    Posted 12-29-2012 at 07:27 AM by trackrebel trackrebel is offline
 
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