Can’t We All Get Along (for the Holidays)?


Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Celebrations, Christmas, Family, Holidays, Life Lessons | Posted on 02-12-2011

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December is a celebratory month. Let’s see…there’s Festivus, Kwanzaa, Santa Claus, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice…

And, oh yeah, Christmas. Whatever your “reason for the season” is, may it be jolly.

In our home, we have a Nativity scene and bake a cake and sing happy birthday to Jesus on December 25. The kids bring home paper dreidels they have made in school and we sing the Barenaked Ladies Hunukkah Oh Hanukkah at the top of our lungs. A giant plastic Frosty from Sears welcomes guests on our porch. The kids learn about Kwanzaa in school and ask if we can light those special candles. A 15-foot Christmas tree stands proudly in the middle of our home, decorated from head-to-toe with ornaments we have collected–and the kids have made–over the years. And we surely welcome Santa Claus with cookies and milk, come midnight Christmas Eve. Oh and I’m a sucker for my annual watching of Rick Steves’s holidays-and-customs-around-the-world special.

If you choose to combine Holidays and beliefs. Why not? That’s OK in my book.

I mean, can’t we all just get along?

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Comments (6)

LOL, we can’t afford just Christmas!!!! LOL, I think it’s great you celebrate so many different beliefs…that’s awsome.

Might as well! More fun that way.

Happy Holidays to you!

Love that you sing Happy Birthday to Jesus. Clever!

Plus, it’s another excuse for cake.

Merry Christmas!

Mele Kalikimaka is thing to say
On a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day
That’s the island greeting that we send to you
From the land where palm trees sway….

Jimmy Buffett

Love that song! And one of these Christmases, we’re going to Hawaii!


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