christmastime is near

  • Baby Jesus in a manger because there’s no room inside
  • Traffic at the mall each and every night
  • Precious Moments Nativity scene
  • Commercials telling me the perfect gift for her – when they don’t even know her
  • Kids looking forward to Christmas break
  • Decorating the tree
  • The smell of ginger snap cookies
  • My wife the Teacher looking forward to Christmas break
  • My stocking hung up in my cubicle at work with care
  • Santa Claus specials on TV
  • Ralphie shooting his eye out, over and over in the TNT marathon
  • Advent calendars
  • White elephant presents
  • Raking leaves
  • Reindeer
  • Screwing around with the Precious Moments Nativity scene (there’s a Christmas Octopus, for Pete’s sake – just begs for be messed with)
  • Sleighbells
  • The smell of pine and sap
  • Fireplace
  • Festivus
  • Christmas cards
  • Linus reciting Luke 2 (KJV)
  • Seven covers of Carol Of The Bells on my iPhone
  • Driving through Lexington County looking at lights
  • Breakfast pizza
  • Jeff opening his presents earlier and earlier (this year, it was Easter)
  • Waking the kids up on December 25th
  • Merry Christmas

One thought on “christmastime is near

  1. Matt says:

    Ha, I LOL’d at the KJV-recitin-Linus and the Ralphie marathon.

    Enjoy every moment brother.

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