Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

I hope everyone has enjoyed a joyous month of holiday activities with their families. Where I live, there were community events (traditions) every weekend all month… lighted truck and tractor parades, Christmas tree lightings, Santa’s arrival on the town square by fire truck and a university band, a Nutcracker performance, our own cookie decorating party, and so forth.

Now with a 4-year-old, this is our first “real” Christmas where my daughter fully comprehends Santa Claus. He’s still alive, by the way. My wife’s vicious attack last year left Santa only mostly dead. He got better as memory faded.

So, for this day (or whenever you find yourself back at the computer), I have two things.

One, a question: How did your holiday (whichever one you celebrate) turn out?

Two, please check out this short film. It’s not about Christmas, but is full of warmth and humor (you know: cheer, gaiety, joy) like any good holiday should be. It’s called Validation.


3 Responses to “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”

  1. Mary says:

    1. Our holiday turned out really well. We have some very spoiled children (by grandparents and uncle) to “un”-spoil for the next year. We spent the morning together, exchange gifts, and I made everyone a special Christmas brunch.
    2. The video was awesome. It made me cry at the end (I’m a sucker for sweet, happy endings). What a great, uplifting story to boost your mood. Thank you for sharing it!

    Merry Christmas to you, too!

    December 26th, 2008 at 6:15 am

  2. Bev says:

    What a great film. Thanks for the recommendation!

    December 29th, 2008 at 9:38 am

  3. Stephanie says:

    A. The holidays are a lot more work when you are the parent! I miss being the kid, but we had a great time.

    B. I love the film. You always find the best stuff.

    January 2nd, 2009 at 5:28 pm

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