Posted by: Judy | December 4, 2013

Christmas is coming…

If I had my way, I would decorate the whole house and bake up a storm, celebrating all month long. The choice is not mine to make.

I will not be denied the pleasure of anticipating Christmas.

I started the month reading Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” My all time favorite opening line of any book is “Marley was dead: to begin with.”

My radio station plays Christmas music. (I listen to my Pandora Christmas station all year long. I don’t know why, but it’s great writing music.)

Pandora Unforgettable Moments (different Pandora; this one sells jewelry) broadcasted an ice skating show featuring the music of Mannheim Steamroller. I love the music of MS. One of the ice skaters was Brain Boitano. He is one of my favorites. His gift for making what he does appear effortless never ceases to amaze me. And he always looks like he’s loving what he’s doing. I admire the skill.

“The Nutcracker” movie has been on already. There have been a string of Christmas movies. I tend to not watch the Santa ones, for the most part. “Miracle on 34th Street” is one of the exceptions. I don’t know why. I enjoy some of the really cheesy movies.

I have a series of Christmas romance stories I read every year, some are short, some are long.

I’ve always believed in celebrating Christmas all year long. I simply don’t let most people know it.

Over the years, I’ve experimented with a variety of different activities, seeking my own Christmas traditions. I’m limited in what I’m actually able to do living in a room approximately 11′ x 13′. There isn’t much room for the decorations I’ve accumulated over the years. (I’ve a storage room about the same size.) Most of the shelf space is covered by books. What a surprise. LOL!

This year, Christmas will be different. I have a novella I plan to publish half way through the month. I have a novel scheduled for publishing right before Christmas, and plans to publish another novella at the end of the month. This Christmas is wrapped in doing the impossible. This Christmas is different from any other I’ve ever known. All my stories include my faith in Jesus: The Reason for the Season. Perhaps I am learning to live Christmas all year long.


  1. I loved the statement “This year, Christmas will be different.”

    You are different this year, and the choices you are making are different. The direction your life is moving is different. You couldn’t have imagined where you are today at this time last year. How cool is that?

    This year is different for me, too. I’ve always dreaded Christmas, and have had several months of sadness surrounding the holiday. Somehow, in this last year, I’ve finally started figuring out how to let go of the holiday sorrows, and just enjoy the season. It’s gradual, but I can tell that this year is already different for me, too. That’s a good thing. Love the idea of celebrating all year long, by the way. πŸ™‚

    • You’re right, ntexas99. If anyone had told me last year what I’d be doing this year I’d have laughed. πŸ˜€

  2. I’ve never thought about reading “A Christmas Carol”; I’ve no clue why. I love to read. I think I might try this tradition. Thanks for the suggestion!
    This year feels different to me too. Maybe things are turning the corner for all of us ;).

    • It’s a remarkable story. Life is definitely changing for me. πŸ™‚

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