December 6, 2008

Christmas Coming!

Christmas, it seems is coming faster every year. I think that thought takes up where my musings went in the last post; so I won't go there.

Here is a thought....doesn't it seem that the commercial part has started earlier and earlier every year. It amazes me to think just how bold the ads are getting too. When I was a child the only product that used Santa was Coca Cola. In those ads they didn't depict him as anything but 'the jolly old elf' himself. Oh yes, he was larger than life but he was recognizable as the same Christmas personality described in 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. There weren't that many knock offs of Saint Nick back in the 50's and 60's.

I love the lights at Christmas but when did it get popular to spend so much on such frills that no one could have any luxuries for the next 6 months. I guess I am just an old fashioned gal and would really truly enjoy the kind of Christmas that I had as a girl with Mass on Christmas Eve and the huge dinner around 2 PM Christmas Day. By the way, I have but one Christmas wish...that is for my younger daughter to get in touch with me and to be able to talk to her and my granddaughters.

So in the tradition of all my Christmases 50 years ago ....I will in say without any doubt at all; "Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus."

The other side of the Christmas coin for me is of course the babe wrapped in swaddling bands in a manger in Bethlehem.

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