Christmas Eve

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The second best day of the year is Christmas Eve.  It’s busy, crazy, disorganized, never-ending, frenetic, and chaotic.  It’s tradition.  I assume the day will come when those traditions will have to change.  After all, I’m not getting any younger.  However, since I’m not exactly old yet, I’m making it work as long as I can.  The day’s tasks are long and widely varied.

  • Put chili in the crock-pot
  • Make Hungarian Coffee Cakes
  • Clean the house
  • Take stock of all gifts– again
  • Shop for stocking stuffers
  • Remember a gift you forgot to buy
  • Buy said gift
  • Change your mind about buying said gift and decide to wait until the 26th
  • Buy more stocking stuffers
  • Separate the stocking stuffers
  • Discover that you over bought for one kid and way under bought for another.
  • Buy more stocking stuffers
  • Listen to Christmas music
  • Sing along with Bing, Jim, Jo, Rosemary, and Mitch
  • Realize what would have been the perfect gift for the tough kid of the year (every year has one kid that we can’t buy for)
  • Run to the store for Oyster crackers because you forgot them
  • Eat chili
  • Take family communion and read Luke Chapter 2
  • Pack up in the car and drive around looking at Christmas lights.
  • Unwrap presents from friends
  • Send kids to bed
  • Clean up the house again
  • Hang stockings
  • Turn off all the lights and enjoy the tree

Happy Birthday, Jesus.  We love you.


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