Christmas time is here…time for joy and cheer. It’s one of the most popular travel times of the year, and hopefully when you say, “I’ll be home for Christmas,” it won’t only be in your dreams. Whether you’re spending the day in Hollis, Queens or with your seven swans a swimming, step into Christmas and rock around the Christmas tree, jingle bell rock through a winter wonderland on your sleigh ride. It’s Christmas all over again!
No fancy trips for me this holiday season. As I have gotten older, I have enjoyed the creature comforts of being at home over the holidays; maybe it comes from spending a lot of holidays away. Maybe I’m growing more tolerant, who knows?
It’s 70 degrees and sunny in SoCal, but family is here and that’s what Christmas means to me, my loves. And we never have a white Christmas here in California, but that’s okay — snow is overrated anyway. 😉
Wherever you may be spending the season, may it be with people you love. And may there be chestnuts roasting on an open fire, hot toddys, hot chocolate and stollen or buche de noel or fruitcake.
As as the song says, if you’re traveling, from Atlantic to Pacific, gee the traffic is terrific. Christmas is more about being present than about the actual presents, and you can use that as your meditation mantra as you’re on the road with screaming kids or about the argue with a ticket agent at the airport.
Wishing everyone a safe holiday, Merry Christmas (belated Happy Hannukah and Kwanzaa) and a Happy New Year! Be merry and bright, and polish off all the cookies that Santa didn’t last night.