A Bit 'o Random Musings on Politics, Religion, and Anything Else That Passes Through My Crazy Head

Monday, November 30, 2009

We (All) Need a Little Christmas

Deck the halls! It's Christmastime! I love Christmas because it tends to bring out the best in people, and encourages kindness and generosity - qualities needed greatly in the world today (More accurately, I should say I love the true Spirit of Christmas - not the crass commercialism that sometimes overtakes the holiday).

As a celebratory gesture from me to you, I'm going to be posting Christmas cheer (in small doses) each of the 25 days before Christmas. Fair warning: some thoughts will be funny, silly, mawkish, sentimental, and/or corny; and hopefully some will be downright spiritual. I'll be quoting Dickens, Longfellow, O'Henry, and a letter to a girl named Virginia in the coming days. I might even type up some favorite Christmas memories to share with you. Let me know if you have favorite Christmas stories/poems/songs to share.

This is post #1, and was inspired by listening to a choir performance in Salt Lake City's Temple Square on Sunday night. I love this song, because we all do "need a little Christmas" in our lives.

(Couldn't find a good choir version on YouTube, but Johnny Mathis will have to do)