Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Celebrations, Christmas, Family, Holidays, Life Lessons | Posted on 02-12-2011
Tags: birth of Jesus, Christmas, December, Festivus, holiday, Hunukkah, Kwanzaa, Santa, Santa Claus, Winter Solstice
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?