My favorite time of the year. I (for one) love the snow, bundling up all cozy like in front of the fire drinking hot chocolate, going out and chopping down a tree (thank you Korea for ruining that one, I had to go out and buy a plastic fake tree), making a bazillion Christmas cookies, and enjoying all the holiday parties. Yes, Christmas is good.
My love for Christmas hasn’t dwindled since we moved to a country that doesn’t really celebrate it too much. It’s more like: “Oh hey! It’s Christmas, <smooooochhh> I love you.” The end. I kind of feel like it’s my mission to spread the holiday cheer. My students have been crafting snowmen, cutting out snowflakes, writing Santa letters, and singing ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ since Dec. 1 hit, and to be honest, they’re probably wondering what in the heck has gotten into me. If they haven’t already, I’m sure they’re beginning to see that Christmas is a huge deal to me. It’s fun to watch them get into the festivities with me, even though a good majority don’t have Christmas trees at home, or the fact that they won’t be expecting presents Christmas day.
Our Christmas this year is about as non-traditional as it gets, we don’t even have gifts for each other! You can blame that one on Hawaii/Asia. I will, however, keep the tradition of making cinnamon rolls for breakfast alive. That’s important. I’d imagine later on we will prepare a feast just for the two of us, and spend the day eating, talking, playing games, and watching movies. Apparently Derik and I have a lot of traditions involving food. Sigh, we just love food. I’m thankful for every day I get to spend with my husband, and I’m even more thankful to have yet another holiday to be with him. Christmas is a wonderful time to reflect on the past year and talk about all the things we were able to experience!
Merry Christmas to each and every one of you dear readers. I hope it’s filled with love, laughter, giving, and holiday cheer. :)