Answering a comment on my previous post: “What is it about Christmas in July that irirtates you so bad?”… well, since you asked … let me tell you J
You really would think that someone who has a passion for All Things Christmas, and who in fact, tries to make a living creating the afore mentioned, would actually like to celebrate this ever enduring Season early, late and everything in between. Oh so wrong.
To me, Real Christmas is a FEELING. It is a Time. It is a little compartment tucked away in my memory and in my heart that I open like a treasure chest when the time is right. In there I keep all those things that I cherish for reasons that are solely mine. It is the tangible treasures that I have collected and bring out each year that also touch me for very specific and personal reasons.
Christmas is magic. Christmas is Reverence: for Jesus’ birth, for family, for friendships, for tradition. You could say the same (other than the birth) about Christmas in July – it could certainly be memorable and filled with fun and fellowship, but that is generally for a day or a weekend. For me, Real Christmas is an entire Season that transforms streets,buildings and homes for weeks; it transforms people and attitudes. Christmas is giving, – time and love even more than things. Some complain that Christmas is commercialized. It is if you let it be. What you take from it and what you make from it, is your choice and in your control.
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. Christmas is cold. It is sweaters and jackets, snow if we’re lucky, crackling fires and hot chocolate. It is fragrant evergreens and cinnamon when there isn’t much competition in the ‘smell’ department. It is twinkling, happy lights on a long, long dark night. It is candle light. It is familiar music that only sounds right in December. Ontario
Even the word Christmas warms me through to my soul. It does not belong in the month where the sun is doing a fine job of that on its own. July is summer. Summer = easy. Summer = very little cooking unless it’s on a bbq and most definitely not baking. Summer is a wonderful Season – I love it. Christmas Is a wonderful Season – I love it. I love them each so thoroughly that I don’t want to mess a single day diluting either one J Yes, now 'tis the Season to create and collect the heirlooms and treasures that will add to the charm. Christmas 'tis the Season to create the memories.