Christmas brings out the best

I love Christmas, just ask my family and friends. Sometimes I even think I am Christmas, again, ask the family and friends.

I love Christmas, just ask my family and friends. Sometimes I even think I am Christmas, again, ask the family and friends.

And, for those of you who don’t feel the same, I hope you will read on and maybe I just might change your mind.

There has to be at least one aspect of the season that you love.

Well, let’s talk turkey, your choice, white or dark meat, good choice of protein, a natural sleeping aid, with the L-tryophen.

Not to mention, a lot of “bang for your buck” with the turkey sandwiches, turkey soup, turkey pot pies, the list is endless. And, the aroma, hmmm.

You can’t tell me you don’t have a favourite Christmas carol, one you snag as a kid. Deck the Halls, Silent Night, O Come Al Ye Faithful and my favourite, Away in a Manger.

Perhaps a Christmas song? “Rocking around the Christmas Tree”, does is stir a little dance? Frosty, Rudolph, White Christmas, and Feliz Navidad. Don’t tell me you haven’t sang a few lines, even just to yourself.

Feeling a little more Festive, stay with me.

What about those Christmas movie classics? “It’s a Wonderful Life”, “Miracle on 34th Street”, “The Christmas Carol” with Alistar Sims (otherwise known as “Scrooge”), or how about “The Grinch”? That show has to be over 50 years old and is still going strong.

Reconnecting with hold friends, and realizing that they still have the same laugh, the same sense of humour and you can still chat, just like old times.

How about watching your kids opening their presents on Christmas morning, but more that that, the days the lead up to that morning, the ones that these kids make presents for Mommy and Daddy or you and the pride and love that goes into that paper candy cane. The cost, nothing, but the memories and joy, priceless.

Now, I realize that there are people who will be sad this time of the year for various reasons, but what if you gave that someone a call just to chat?

How about if you make a plate of your Christmas baking and gave it to the forgotten? Perhaps, just a smile could make the difference in someone else’s Christmas.

Imagine the impact you could make.

We all know Christmas is a tie of giving, and I think Christmas comes around to remind us of this and many other important things that we might just have forgotten.

Edna Ferber once said, “Christmas isn’t a season it’s a feeling”.

I hope that you have felt a spark of Christmas magic in this message, and I really hope you still believe in Santa Claus, and laughter and joy, but most of all, love and peace on this Earth.

Deborah Shergold