Momma don't take my Kodachrome away...
Christmas festivities always begin for me with the David Letterman Christmas show; Jay Thomas throwing footballs at the meatball-tree topper, the infamous Lone Ranger anecdote and Darlene Love singing her lungs out in the big production number.
Nothing puts the fun in Christmas like throwing footballs at a Christmas tree...
Once I’m feeling the Christmas vibe its time to watch the Grinch on our Sony big-screen-television. Of course I mean the real one with Boris Karloff as the voice of the green one himself. (Sorry, but I really do not like the Jim Carrey version.) Now were talking Christmas frenzy!
Then, it is time to put on my Santa hat and go out delivering Christmas cookies to our friends and family with my wife. I always enjoy the surprised looks on people’s faces when they answer the door and there we stand with plates of delicious cookies. Oh how I do love Christmas!
This year we were finished with our Christmas shopping by December twenty-second. Thus my wife and I were safely ensconced in our warm and cozy home watching Christmas specials while the rest of you were going crazy at the Malls. Ha!
Christmas Eve we attended church at Westminster Presbyterian in downtown
They began lighting the tapered candles each member of the congregation had been given upon entering the sanctuary. As the overhead lights dimmed in the church a warm yellow glow filled the room. Everyone sang silent night and every other verse was hummed as the candles were held aloft. It was beautiful.
Christmas Day has been warm and loving. This was our last as a married couple. Next year we will celebrate as a family. Earlier today we opened gifts and cried over loving cards. We went to the movies and watched “Night in the Museum.”
We liked the movie and in spite of what the critics are saying I would recommend the film. It feels good and is a solid holiday flick.
The rest of the day has been spent eating good foods and watching television. Man, I am one blessed fellow. I have a great wife, a wonderful life and a new digital camera!
Did I mention that my wife totally rocks!