The ADVENTure of Christmas 11/30/15

Monday, November 30, 2015

What is it about this time of year that brings back memories of childhood? This season rolls around and my memories transport me back in time to the simple and happy days of Christmases gone by.

In my family, we had many Christmas traditions:

  • Dozens of different types of Christmas cookies tucked away in tins in the cupboard
  • Driving around looking at Christmas lights
  • The one gift (always pajamas) that we opened on Christmas Eve
  • Watching every single Christmas special on TV – Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, It’s A Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street and, the classic, Charlie Brown Christmas

Traditions are an excellent way to prepare your heart for the ADVENTure of Christmas. They are like well-worn paths that lead you to what you have been searching for.

Take some time to reflect upon what traditions are meaningful to you and your family. Are there any new traditions you’d like to start?

Would you allow me to suggest one? Tonight, ABC will help the Peanuts Gang celebrate their 50th anniversary of sharing the true meaning of Christmas.[1] Why not join them? Pop a big bowl of popcorn, make some cocoa, gather some family and friends and sit down to enjoy the one Christmas special that puts the ADVENTure of Christmas into perspective.

Nov 30

I don’t know about you, but Linus’ speech gets me every time when he quotes the Christmas story from Luke chapter 2.

Just make sure you don’t ruin it for others by quoting every line (*smile*).

Today’s Family ADVENTure!

Family activity: Put on your pajamas, snuggle under the blankets, and tune into ABC to watch Charlie Brown Christmas with friends and family.

Dinner discussion: What are some of you favorite traditions? Are there any new traditions you’d like to start? Take it one step further and start one of these new traditions!

[1] Check local listings for airtime

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