There will be no haggery during Christmas. I love Christmas! I love the feeling of closeness and happiness that comes with this holiday. Family togetherness is one of the best things in this world. (After we are all together, I usually have a couple of rants, but that comes after)
Christmas is a time of beauty, from the inside out. There is something about this holiday that is truly magical. In one way or another, we all see the underlined spiritual side of this holiday. That may be religious beliefs, peace within yourself, or more willingness to understand and tolerance for others that we don't have all year round.
This is a time to forget that you may have a control freak mother who thinks your turkey will never taste as good as hers and when are you finally going to settle down and stop living in sin? Let your alcoholic father have those 5 extra drinks of holiday cheer. Who cares if Uncle George takes his teeth out at the table and leaves them on the side of his plate? Your hellion nephew who just shaved your cat is adorable today. And when your sister in law makes an underhanded comment about the cleanliness of your house, just give her a hug and a smile. She'll still be a bag tomorrow.
I would like to wish all of you a wonderful holiday, filled with laughter, peace, smiles, warmth and family. Merry Christmas!
PS. On Boxing day, I will likely be back to bitch about all the wrapping paper I had to clean up and the 64 loads of dishes I had to do.