What's that mean? Well, simply put, we're getting into the spirit of the holidays a little earlier than we have in the past. What this doesn't mean is that we're skipping over Thanksgiving just to get to Christmas sooner. No, we intend on taking plenty of time to celebrate and remember the things that we are thankful for. However, we're also not waiting to begin thinking and celebrating Christmas.
In fact, tonight, we watched our first Christmas movie. Over the last couple of years the movie Elf, with Will Ferrell and James Caan, has been the first movie watched. Tonight we lit the fire, snuggled up on the sofa, and enjoyed the familiar laughed and magic that comes with Christmas.
Why the change?
Think about it. Christmas and Thanksgiving are two of the biggest holidays on the calendar. But every year we battle with the question of, "when is it okay to play Christmas music?" Then we get all wrapped up in the stress of preparing the turkey feast. We shop, we cook, we gather, we eat. Then it's over and we're on to the next holiday.
Christmas isn't that different. We shop, we wrap, we prepare, we gather, we give and receive. Then it's over. By the end of the day we find ourselves sitting in the aftermath wondering, is that all there is?
No, that's not all there is! Both Thanksgiving and Christmas come with so much more.
The celebrations, the traditions, the joy, and the fun;
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