Thursday, November 19, 2009

Random Thoughts

Call me sentimental, one of my favorite parts of the whole Christmas season used to be all those old Christmas variety shows - you know ... Andy Williams, Bing Crosby - hey, I even liked the Osmonds (except for the "Donnie and Marie" phase). I wonder if just one of the seventy-five cable channels that never gets watched will decide to put on old Christmas programming in the next few weeks that would draw this viewer for an hour?

Speaking of Christmas, I'm working on a sermon where I am going to attempt the concept of "home" to the Christmas holiday. It has spurred me to take a trip down memory lane as I remember some of the Christmases I had as a kid.

Some of things I remember fondly:

My grandmother's fruitcake - I absolutely HATE fruitcake. But my grandmother is gone now, and I know how much she loved to make it. I tend to associate Christmas to her fruitcake.

The silver tinsel Christmas tree - again, this tree belonged to my grandparents. It was theirs and that's what made it special!

Family gatherings - this usually took place at my other set of grandparents' house. All the uncles and aunts and cousins would show up, and man could they cook!

Worst Christmas as a kid: I had figured out the whole Santa thing, and knew that our Christmas gifts HAD to be hidden somewhere in the house. I found them ... in the attic. With the surprise ruined, so was my Christmas! lol

Got any Christmas memories you'd like to share? Feel free to comment. I'll add to this list as the season progresses.

1 comment:

Mary's Sharing Space said...

I don't know if you could share it with a mixed congregation, but I think my favorite Christmas was where I played Santa for my youngest sister. I had to build many things for her, including a GI Joe set up that took me two hours to put together. I really enjoyed setting up Santa gifts for her and now for my little girls. I also agree, Christmas shows from the 70's were the best.