Do you have experiences that anchor you to the holiday season? That become cues that ground you or steep you in all things Christmas?
For me, it has often been music and movies. The familiar Christmas carols give me moments of Christmas, even if I hear them at other times of the year. Do you have a favorite Christmas carol?
In fact, once the holiday season is over, I miss it. And sometimes I'll sing to myself about "needing a little Christmas, right this very minute," just to give myself a holiday moment.
Or, I'll watch The Holiday, and fall in love with that story all over again. Which holiday movie means Christmas to you?
Watching Miracle on 34th Street used to be a Christmas tradition in my house, when I was growing up, and sometimes, we'd watch it on Christmas morning, right after we opened presents, while my mom was in the kitchen making pancakes and bacon.
Did you have a Christmas morning tradition, when you were growing up?
But THIS, above all else, is what instantly connects me to Christmas like nothing else does, and I love it, and the episode it represents, with all my heart...
I think it must hold the memories of all my Christmases past wrapped up into one sweet song.
See you tomorrow!
Hi, I'm Jeanine
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