For those of us who celebrate Christmas, it really is the best time of the year. There is a warm and sentimental feeling that encompasses the soul. But like everything else, time passes so quickly and before you know it, the lights are gone and the cookies stale.
This year, we didn’t wait to celebrate. And I wouldn’t let the Grinches force us to hide our spirit, with their “Are you serious? The mall is decorated for Christmas already?” comments. Well, excuse my French, but screw them. As a matter of fact, we’ve been watching Elf since September. (Who am I kidding, we watch it all the time really.)
I learned my lesson from this summer, when too many tomorrows passed us by and my plans for making real fresh jam went by the wayside. I’m going to dig out the most sentimental family cookie recipes I have and get going. Even the ones that seem too complicated and require odd ingredients will get a fair shot.
As we hang our handblown ornaments and get out the old cookie press, we wish you a Merry Christmas. Don’t forget that “the best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear”.