December 25, 2006

Momma don't take my Kodachrome away...

"Look, I'm watching television!"

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 Dayton, Ohio. It is always High Church at Christmas and this year was no exception. At the end of the service the choir came down from the altar and took up positions at the end of each pew.

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!

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Blogger Chucky said...

Glad to hear you guys had a goo Christmas. Next year you should bring some of those cookies this way.

I even want to watch Night in the Museum, looks like a good movie.

December 26, 2006 2:55 AM  
Blogger C-dell said...

Hello Dirk. Seems ans if you had a good Christmas. You and your wife are cool people. You will make excellent parents.

The Cartoon Grinch is the only way to go. The movie was crappy, but my moma loves it crazy. Happy New Years to you and yours.

December 26, 2006 3:49 AM  
Blogger skeet said...

What a lovely description of a warm and joyful holiday celebration. Now rest ye merry, gentleman.

December 26, 2006 3:50 AM  
Blogger C-dell said...

Hey Dirk I am planning on adding you to the Rouge Gallery. That just means I'll link you. If you have any objections tell me, and I will remove it.

December 26, 2006 4:49 AM  
Blogger Imran said...

You won't feel the ultimate special feeling until you celebrate it with your loved ones.

Wish I had a neighbour like you with cookies-surprises on a special day.

You are indeed blessed, my friend. As I remind myself all the time... always love one another.

Happy Holidays!

December 26, 2006 8:43 AM  
Blogger Craig D said...

Glad to hear you had such an enjoyable day Mr. & Mrs. dirk_star!

It was truly the "eye of the hurricane" at our digs. That is, everything leading up to the blessed day was fully of gale-force winds and chaos. Even Christmas Eve was a struggle as the li'l one (3 y.o.) could not sit still through the church service calling for an early exit.


Christmas day was all presents, phone calls and domestic bliss! Ahhh!

That all came to a crashing halt as the kiddo woke up, crying, at 5:30 this morning. We suspect it was a residual tummy ache from too much Christmas noshing. Mommy's off to work (a 12 hour shift) and it's Father-Daughter Day for your's truly.

I hope everyone had as nice a Christmas as the dirkster and I did.

"Nameless" Blog Cratchit

December 26, 2006 9:03 AM  
Blogger Pepper said...

Sounds like you had a great Christmas!

Your wife rocks, you rock, and your new baby will rock too! Dirk Star's Rockin Family. I see a new blog coming.

Happy New Year my friend.

December 26, 2006 9:44 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Merry (belated) Christmas!

I even got you something... I finally got around to adding you to the members list on What the Blog!?


I know it's a cheap-o gift, but at least it wasn't tube socks or coal.

Welcome to the group!


December 26, 2006 9:51 AM  
Blogger Jay said...

Well I guess that sounds like an okay Christmas. :-)

December 26, 2006 10:16 AM  
Blogger russkal said...

Welcome to the megapixel age, Dirk (I'm guessing this is the first time you're owning a digital camera.)

I can't wait to see the photos you take on your future posts.

December 26, 2006 12:24 PM  
Blogger DNR said...

Congrats on the new camera. I can’t wait to see what kind of pictures you start posting. Sounds like your Christmas could be a movie.

The skull face is what I wear riding when the temperature is sub 30 deg F. Just thought I’d change to it for the winter. Thanks for noticing.

December 26, 2006 1:03 PM  

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