Thursday, December 25th, 2008
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.