We had the "perfect" Christmas last year...it fell just right. My brother & sil who live in MA were able to come home for a whole week. We had lots of family time, going out for dinner, we had a movie night at our house, (neices, nephews, parents, brothers, sisters, in laws ~ we watched Elf ~ some came in jammies...was so fun) I made a scrapbook for my Dad of his 80th b-day party pictures, which I was scrambling to get done before Christmas, but it was so fun to do & he absolutely loved it!! My brother from MA came over one night & stayed all night (til 11 or midnight,) just hung out w/ me & my hubby. We went house hopping on a Thursday night (girls night out) to several friends houses, we went to a Christmas party at our lake neighbors house (an hour away) we went house hopping with our neighbors. On a Saturday a close friend of mine came over & we baked cookies in the afternoon, her hubby came over later & we all went out to eat, then back to our house & watched Dennis The Menace Christmas. That same friend came over another day for the whole afternoon with their kids & we hung out, listened to Christmas music, & watched a Christmas special or 2. My work Christmas party was a lot of fun. Christmas Eve was wonderful, Christmas day was very nice. The whole month of December was just great. The only thing that would be better is if my hubby didn't have to work so many hours during the holidays...
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace & goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.