Christmas is coming

“Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white’.” –Bing Crosby

“A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” –Garrison Keillor

“At Christmas, all roads lead home.”Ā  –Marjorie Holmes

3 thoughts on “Christmas is coming

  1. Elena says:

    The Crosby quote is a good reminder. The Keillor one quite accurately reflects my attitude… when I’m feeling civil about it! šŸ˜€

    The Holmes quote reminds me of how I always cry when I hear the song “I’ll be home for Christmas” when it gets to the part “If only in my dreams.” I think Christmas epitomizes that ideal home setting that can never really be achieved, but only approximated if we’re super lucky, and I think that is why I am such a scrooge, because I feel this melancholy.

    I never miss going home for Christmas. It’s non-negotiable for me. There is something about way too many relatives cramming into a way too small house that warms my heart šŸ™‚ That being said, Christmas snuck up on me this year and the Christmas spirit came late (like this week!).

  2. The old roomate says:

    Christmas shopping at Ballston today. Ye olde bookstore is closing. Rumor is they never recovered from your departure…

    Say it isn’t so! (sigh) It was looking at little rough around the bookshelves when we were there in October.

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