‘Tis the season for sorts of wonderful things including a list of all the things I believe in for Christmas.
Well, I believe in advent calendars. Misteltoe, trains and nativity scenes. I believe in sending cards and getting cards. I believe the “from” on the tag should always say Santa.
Well, I believe in the Christmas candles from “The Market”. Lights on the house, glitter and Christmas China. I believe in reading the Christmas story from Luke on Christmas Eve. And I believe in re-reading a “Christmas Carol” so I know all the buildings in my mom’s Dicken’s Village.
Well, I believe in opening your presents Christmas morning instead of Christmas Eve. Christmas pajamas, wreaths and bows. I believe in having cinnamon rolls and coffee on Christmas morning and I believe in stockings that are loaded down with goods.
Well, I believe my mom’s traditions are the right ones. Big bows, pretty paper and white twinkle lights. I believe in the candlelight service on Christmas Eve. I believe in singing Christmas carols as loud as possible. And saying “Merry Christmas” even to complete strangers.
And well, frankly, I believe in the Christmas spirit.