Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Pre-Christmas Musings

It's that time of year again. Yep, Christmastime.

If you've read here long, you know I prefer my Christmas year-around. Oh, not the frenzied form it takes in December, but a quieter, saner approach. When people (in March or August or--) share that they wish they could afford a simple _____, I enjoy sending it to them if I can. It's amazing how often people tell us what they want.

But here we are, approaching another December and I'm already planning ways to keep mine calm, sweet and joyful. I refuse to allow a Christmas season to toss me onto the Fast Track where I must run lest I be trampled. Uh, no. Been there, done that, will never do it again.

So as I do every year, here's a peaceful outdoor place for you to stand if you find yourself with Weary Christmas Head:

A Peaceful Getaway.

And if all that deflated Christmas yard decor in your neighborhood deflates your own spirit, here's my take on it which might make you smile the next time you pass by a yard of squished Santas:

What I Don't Understand

And although I enjoy many Christmas movies, this one is my favorite Keep It Simple one:

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Sometimes that film, alone, is enough for me the whole season. It just about says everything important.


“Be still, and know that I am God..."  ... Psalm 46:10


Found some free online Christmas shows/movies/videos for you this morning here. (Some links will work better than others.)



Elizabeth said...

I love, love, love it !!!

Judy said...

I do not like ANY part of Christmas that involves going to a mall.
This week my oldest son is going to help me set up a "Christmas room" in a corner of our basement for the grand kids (his nieces and nephews) to make Christmas gifts for the family. This just feels so RIGHT to me.
I love this season, but like you, I love it all year long!
Oh, for peace on Earth, and let it begin with me!