Dec 5, 2011

Me and Christmas

We have a pretty powerful relationship. I simply love Christmas. I see it as a time to be thankful for all the good things in your life and hopeful that the future will bring more of the same. We gather around our loved ones to share this joy and, when necessary, find strength to get us through the tougher times.

I don't view Christmas as a strictly religious holiday. In today's world it has evolved so much further than something any one religion can lay claim to. I think it should be treated as a universal celebration of love and togetherness. It's date was even chosen to coincide with older pagan winter celebrations. As I see it, Christmas is meant to be all-inclusive. A time to welcome everyone of every faith and background.

This will be a tough Christmas, but we're going to make it a good one. It means a lot to me to have a good Christmas. Part of our annual tradition is to host a Christmas Dinner for Friends, nick-named "Not-Christmas" by some of our friends. It's the highlight of the season for us and we can't wait.

As it happens, this year I've had two ideas for Christmas-themed novels, and settled that the fourth book of my Memory Chronicles series will be set at Christmas time.

6 comments:

  1. Hope you get the Christmas you want :) I'm not that big on it myself and really not feeling it yet this year, but really hope we can make it to yours :)

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  2. Wishing you a peaceful Christmas and non-Christmas. I love the idea of all-inclusiveness.
    Karen

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  3. I love Christmas, too. I hope you have a great one. :)

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  4. "I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round...as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people as if they really were fellow-travellers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys."

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  5. Sounds like you have a great outlook on the season. I need to get more into the spirit.

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  6. Sarah: Thanks. I'm not sure anything could stop me feeling Christmassy. :-)

    Karen: Thank you.

    Talli: You too!

    Gar: :-D

    Olene: Thanks.

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