I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up—they have no holidays. –Henny Youngman
Christmas is in 24 days. Twenty. Four. Days. People. If that doesn't scare the pants off you, then someone else must do the planning/decorating/shopping/baking/wrapping/card sending at your house. Christmas comes with its stress. Finding the perfect gift. Making the money stretch for the perfect gift. Finding the time to do all the pre-holiday preparations. Making it through the family parties with your sanity still in tact. Don't get me wrong. I love Christmas. It is one of my favorite holidays. I love giving a thoughtful, personal gift to someone I care about. I enjoy the parties, the food, the company, the feeling in the air. There is something magical about it. Perhaps it is all the twinkle lights.
Christmas is in my top three favorite holidays. I'm not sure how they rank in order of preference, but the three I love the most are Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Each one has its merits. On Halloween, you can be anyone you want to be. Thanksgiving is filled with friends and family and good food. And Christmas is about remembering the One who gave all for us. I'm not sure that I love the other holidays any less, though. I love potato salad and fireworks on the Fourth of July, staying up until midnight to ring in a new year, pinching anyone who didn't wear green on the 17th of March, and making paper hearts for my favorite people in February. It is fun to celebrate the little things in life, as well as the big. So today, I must ask . . . what is your favorite holiday?