Christmas makes everything sparkle a little bit brighter. It brings families together, inspires parties and demands decorations. There’s familiar music that you don’t hear at any other time of year, amazing food, presents and a general feeling of cheeriness.
But this Christmas I want to look beyond the gloss. I’ve heard lots of small snippets of conversation – and been part of others instead of merely eavesdropping – so I know that the Christmas spirit is alive and well this holiday season. People are setting another place at their table and inviting someone who’d otherwise be alone, others are volunteering their time to serve festive meals to the severely disadvantaged. Neighbours are helping each other out, and shoppers are giving generously when they see a charity worker shaking a tin. They’re small things but they’re many, and when you mix them all up it makes Christmas better for everyone. And this helps to ensure that the New Year starts on a positive note.
I have a $25- Amazon gift card to give away to one lucky commenter, and my question is this: what is the best non-commercial thing about Christmas? Please be sure to leave your email address in your comment so that I can find you if you win. I’ll draw it on Boxing Day.
Merry Christmas Everyone! And happy reading over the holidays. There are so many fabulous new Entangled titles that it’s hard to pick which one to read first.
And the winner is… Cynthia Owens. Thank you to everyone for commenting and I wish you all the very best 2013 has to offer.