I can't believe that it is almost Christmas. It still doesn't feel like it at all this year, though we did get some snow last night. I have sent out the Christmas cards, wrapped most of the presents, and have yet to bake anything. At this point I have all of the gifts wrapped, but we aren't celebrating Christmas with both sides of the family until January.
I miss my dear mountains back home and the foot of snow that is being dumped upon them at this moment. The decorations here in Kansas are so very different than what I'm used to. Who puts a bunch of moldy stuffed animals in their front yard each year? Why would you do that? Stuffed animals that don't even pertain to the holidays. I don't understand the people out here in Kansas most days. I am trying but I can never understand even with an open mind.
I will be working Christmas Eve and Christmas morning this year. We have a fireplace at work and a pretty tree so it will be cozy. I might even enjoy hot chocolate on that evening.
I have discovered one new thing this Christmas and that is a new Christmas movie. I had never seen "It's A Wonderful Life" until about a week ago. I got it at the library and absolutely loved it! It's my new favorite and I'm quite certain it will be on my Christmas list next year. I love that it is an older movie but pertains to life today so well. Nothing really does change except hair styles (which isn't a bad thing!).
Sometimes it is hard to think about the true meaning of Christmas while you are being run over in the store, but try to remember what this holiday is all about. Get out your Bible, sing some songs that aren't about Frosty, and remember what is really important.