why is it a challenge?
Well, for one thing, I am Jewish and did not grow up celebrating Christmas. Truthfully, it is a time of year I dread as visions of Santa, elves, stockings and other paraphernalia abound in all directions.
I have nothing against those who celebrate the holidays, but it is difficult being the only one in a room who does not believe in X-mas folklore (IE Santa Claus).
a memorable holiday
My forefront memory is one about my daughter Avery (now 21) when she was about 6 years old. Like her mom, Avery is blatantly honest and had no qualms explaining to her friends that there was no such thing as Santa.
Talk about embarrassing moments! Avery’s honesty was not shameful, but was it really her place to ruin it for the other kids. Realistically, it is not her responsibility, but as I learned, it is OK to believe in things that aren’t necessarily real.
A typical Christmas for our family includes skiing, movies, and of course Chinese food. Working in retail, X-mas has always been a day for me to relax after a crazy busy season. This year, I am considering seeing Les Miserables (opening X-mas day).
What does the holiday season mean for you? Share your thoughts and stories.