I too would like wish everyone who reads, comments and Irish a very Merry Christmas during this time of the year when we celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Christmastime was always a very special time growing up and still is even today. One of my grandmother's birthday fell on Christmas Eve and my large and extended family would congregate there and visit other kinfolks too. I still remember the smell of hardwood burning in the fireplace, fresh pumpkin pies being taken from the oven mixed with the smell of Cedar from the the decorations of boughs and Christmas trees. The house was decorated with Holly boughs with berries. There was mistletoe hanging above doorways that had been shot from the top of some tall oak with a shotgun. Who could forget the anticipation of opening presents? We had and still do have too much food, too many gifts, and sometimes too much too drink, but thank goodness for little children who really seem to be the ones who enjoy the magic that comes along with Christmas in the form of Nativity Scenes, Santa Claus, Elf on the Shelf, and all the decorations and lights that are part of Christmas. As a side not, it is more difficult to get into the Christmas Spirit this year with uncannily warm temperatures this month, tornadoes day before yesterday, and yesterday it was 79F degrees. I wish everyone a safe and prosperous New Year! This video was always one of my favorite Christmas songs as young boy.
Jeffery in Alabama