Christmas Eve - My FAVORITE day of the year! I love waking up & realizing it's my favorite day of the year!
Turning on my Christmas music, or Christmas specials on tv, wrapping presents that I don't have wrapped yet & bringing them to my parents to put under the tree, seeing 2 of my brothers & my sister in law who are at my parents (home for the holidays!) helping Mom set up for the evening festivites (including a new tradition - putting red & green plasticwear, along with a candy cane in a small Christmas stocking at each place setting - it really turns out cute w/ nearly 40 stockings at the tables) then I go home, finish making food, wait for my hubby to get home from work & we go back to my parents for dinner, then the Grandkids open their presents, & then we have the adult exchange, where you draw #'s & steal gifts, etc. Then we go caroling to the neighbors (my Aunt & Uncle live next door to my parents & they also have a large family, so we visit w/ them for a bit) then I walk to the next house which is my best friends parents house & visit with them for a bit, then it's back to my parents to enjoy whatever chaos is going on! Lol!! It's tons of fun!!
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.