Sunday, 18 December 2011

Things I love about Christmas

  • My little 'Charlie Brown' Christmas tree.
  • Christmas Cake.
  • Making lots of Christmas cookies and goodies for my family and friends.
  • Watching my children get excited.
  • Pondering the Incarnation, how did God become a baby?
  • Thinking about the wonder of the Shepherds and Wise Men.
  • Singing Christmas Carols.
  • Carol Services.
  • The smell of Christmas spices, cinnamon, cloves, star anise etc etc.
  • Glazed Ham.
  • Pickles and Chutneys.
  • The soft warm glow of a Christmas tree at night.
  • Christmas Candles.
  • Warm cozy optimism because everything is different.
  • Christmas chocolate.
  • 'The Lemon Drop Kid'.
  • Christmas Dinner.
  • Christmas Pudding.
  • Reading Mary's Prayer.
  • Trying to imagine the look on the faces of Anna and Simeon to seeing Jesus.
  • Wondering about Mary and the thoughts she had about being the Mother of God.  Did she wondered how to wean Jesus?  Or how on earth to potty train?
  • Fond memories of playing consequences with my brother, sisters and parents.
  • Cracking nuts, it doesn't matter which variety, I just love to eat nuts at Christmas.
  • Family times and snuggles.
  • Walking on the beach on Christmas Eve.
  • Stockings and the funny shapes all the presents inside make.
  • Watching Dr Who.
  • Satsumas.
  • Brussel sprouts with Chestnuts and Bacon.
  • World vision and alternative Christmas presents.
  • Wondering what Jesus would think of 21st century Christmas.
I did originally think I would list the things I hate about Christmas but then realised I would appear much too Scrooge-like so I will desist.

Happy Christmas to you all.  May the love and peace of Jesus be with you all this Christmas time.

1 comment:

Pam Terrell said...

I love your list! Adam and Robert are obsessed with Dr. Who. I would just like to crack nuts, bake cookies, and walk on the beach with you :-)