Tuesday, December 8, 2009

tis christmas

tis christmas and like the old charlie brown christmas special i'm wondering what it all means. when your'e a kid it means toys, toys, toys. and a week off from school. then we get older and buying gifts for family and friends and maybe a nice holiday dinner is the norm. but this year seems different. the mood seems .......gloomy. maybe the economy has gotten people down.maybe the true meaning of christmas has become lost over the years. i don't own alot of ''toys'', haven't lived in a house since i was little and have no desire to acquire alot of stuff. i do like getting together with the family and friends, sharing good food and some fine red wine. on that note i was in millis, a small town i grew up next to, this past sunday for a holiday party. some good friends have been hosting this event for fifteen years or so and they finally invited me....heehee. i only knew a few folks, the hosts brother and family and a couple of others. the food was great, the mood jovial and at the end of the day they had a raffle. i didn't realize the proceeds were going to a local foodbank but as i drove home that day i thought what a wonderful idea that was. giving, so others can have.......now that is the true meaning of christmas. linus got it right and no, charlie brown was not a blockhead, he was a good kid. he was just like the rest of us. merry christmas everybody.....jack frost

4 comments:

  1. Yes, I know what you mean, it seems different this year somehow. I'm having a hard time getting into it too and that's not usually me.
    But you are right, Uncle Jack - Linus had it straight. Happy Christmas to you and may you enjoy it with family, friends and loved ones.

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  2. I love Charlie Brown Christmas trees. They're the best...!

    It used to be that Christmas was celebrated perhaps a week before Christmas until just after New Year's. Now it starts right after the American Thanksgiving, and lasts forever. To me, that takes away from the "specialness" of it. Too much for too long.

    I hope you have a wonderful, Merry Christmas, Jack. All the best to you and your family and friends.

    Cheers!
    Jo

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  3. Came across this blog scrolling through and I know exactly what you mean. Christmas completely changes with age--it is so much more exciting when you're a kid. But yes, you do learn as an adult that it's about giving--that's the only way to make it fun when you're older.

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