Congratulations! If you are reading this blog post it means you survived Christmas. Sometimes Christmas is like having a house guest, don’t you think? It’s great preparing for their arrival. It’s great having them around. But it’s also great when they leave and you can clean your house and make it look like they never visited. Sorry if I sound like Scrooge, but for me I think it keeps away the after-holiday-blues because I’m so eager to move on with my life and embrace January. (After I get through New Year’s Eve, but that’s an entirely different blog post.)

For a Jewish girl, I’m not going to lie, I do a pretty nice Christmas, but I’m not one of those people who has their Christmas shopping completed before Halloween. Who are these people anyway? How do they hold back from last minute door-buster sales? I’d really like to take a look at their budgets, if they have one, to see if they stayed within their parameters – my guess is no. So while I’m not a procrastinator, I get things done just in the St. Nick of time.

Opening the gifts, even when we get or give things that aren’t a homerun, are lots of fun. It’s fun opening stuff. My next fav part of the day is lunch. Prime rib. Yum, yum. It’s the only time I eat it, or at the occasional wedding, but I don’t order this at a restaurant for some reason. Afterwards our family plays one of the games Santa has brought, watch a movie, maybe take a nap, maybe eat some more, and the day is over. Yay! I survived!

So, I hope everyone had a nice Christmas. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, my warmest wishes that December 25th brought you hope, peace, love and/or joy. Don’t want to be greedy, now. Sometimes two out of four ain’t so bad, but it bears repeating, yay, we survived!



Ahh the joys of Christmas
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