Backstory – Christmas Spirit
We’re hearing the bells and carols and, this year, lots of “Merry Christmas.” This story is about the triggers to MY Christmas spirit. What triggers yours? I’d be interested to know. Go to the blog on our website and leave your comments.
Consider This Show – Christmas Spirit
What gets you in the Christmas spirit? What’s the trigger that pushes you over the edge and gets you humming carols and shopping at craft fairs, visiting local businesses, looking for just the right gifts, updating addresses for old friends in preparation for sending Christmas cards?
But you know, it makes me wonder what commercial establishments are thinking when they drag out the holiday decorations before Halloween. Do they think that will put me in a buying mood? Who put that marketing idea in their heads?
By Thanksgiving, I am ready for the holidays. I’m psyched about the spirit of giving. But trying to inspire me in October? You won’t get my ho-ho-hos for that!
When I do get the spirit though, I feel jolly right through the new year. I still love the parades, the Santa’s, the cheer, the parties and cookies and traditions . . .even the politically correct pretense that we don’t celebrate Christmas in this country.
I love the spirit of Christmas. Peace on earth; good will toward men; the essence of giving that permeates the holiday season, whatever you are celebrating at this time of year.
Yep, I think I’m ready. Bring it on!