Friday, December 07, 2012

I'm Going to Have a Merry Christmas if it Kills Me

   I am determined to have a good Christmas season. The last few years I've let the Holiday pass with barely a ripple. Like many adults I blamed this on growing older and the commercialism of the season, and blah blah blah. But really, as Abraham Lincoln observed, most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be, so I decided to put forth some effort this year.
   I've already blogged about laying in a good supply of Christmas reading material in the form of Sexton Blake stories, but I've added more books to the mix and I'll talk about that soon. I'm lining up a bunch of Christmas movies too. I have put up a tree, which is something I haven't done in a long time. Of course my cat Bruce knocks it over about twice a day, (He attempted to climb it within the first ten minutes of me setting it up.) but hey, it's giving him a good Christmas so what the hey.
   Most importantly, I've been making sure to help others out at this time of year when "want is keenly felt, and abundance rejoices" by donating to various charities who need a boost at Christmas time.
   And I have to say, that here, three weeks before Christmas, I'm already enjoying the season more than I have in years. It just takes a little effort. Okay, end of heartwarming post. Back to the usual foolishness.


Paul R. McNamee said...

I've never done outside lights, but my 4-yr-old daughter really wants us to do something (she sees other houses all lit up.) So, we'll be doing some of that this weekend, as well as getting our tree.

Last year was the first time we all watched Polar Express and I really enjoy that. It's one of those Christmas shows/movies I can watch repeatedly with the kids - unlike most of the other specials where I burn out after one viewing.

Happy holidays!

Charles R. Rutledge said...

And to you, Paul! Sounds like you're off to a good start.