Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Time 2009!


I think Christmas is pretty much everyone's favorite holiday. I used to want to meet someone who had a different favorite holiday, like Halloween or Easter, just for the sake of some variety. But over the years I have come to realize that there is a reason that Christmas is the favorite holiday. Once you get past the excitement of gifts and good food, you see that there is more to Christmas than any other holiday. It is a time that families come together to celebrate a greater cause than any other, the birth of our Savior. You to spend time together and enjoy each other's company, which as you get older and move away from home, this time becomes precious because it is rare. I think another large part of the joy of Christmas is celebrating someone else's life, someone else's perfection, someone else's impact your own life and the lives of others. Another huge part is that Christmas is a big deal. People all over the world celebrate Christmas. Most people don't have to work, go to school, or do anything they don't want to. It is a widely observed holiday that has been celebrated for centuries. These elements help make this time of year have a certain spirit about it that cannot be replicated. The Christmas carols, decorations, stories, and treats all contribute. It is all very special and it is these extra things that make Christmas everyone's favorite holiday, including mine. And this year's Christmas has been absolutely fabulous for all the above reasons!