As I prepared to write this little story, I did so thinking that I would scribble something about the first day of a new Christmas Season; the first of the 12 Days of Christmas. But research (Wikipedia) indicates that my knowledge of all things Christmas is off by 12 whole days! In fact, I’m nearly two weeks early for this seasonal favorite.
The Festival actually starts on December 25th and ends with Christmastide on the evening of January 5. While I thought I was celebrating the Christmas Season, what I discovered is that I’m actually hanging out in Advent: Day 14, to be exact.
But here’s the beauty of my miscalculation: We now have an additional 12 days of the Christmas season. So, leave up the fake Christmas tree! Don’t tear down those stockings hung by the chimney with care! Cut another piece of Aunt Ruth’s Fruitcake! The celebration continues!
However, until I’m told differently, I’m going to make the most of the days we have leading up to the 25th. I will enjoy the snow. It isn’t the lovely seven inches promised/predicted by panicky weather forecasters, but heavy wet blanket of a couple inches. It covers the ground and drips from the tree branches. It makes every light sparkle with new beauty.
I will celebrate the innocence of Buddy the Elf.
I will crank the tunes on my Spotify Christmas Play List (now up to 1,147 songs). Feel free to follow the play list: Austin’s Acre Christmas List. It will put your heart into a festive mood!
I will drink eggnog till I burst!
I will take advantage of Mistletoe every chance I can get!
Why? Because I just discovered that the Christmas Season just extended another 12 days…That’s why!