To borrow the name of a popular song, Christmas is my favorite time of year. Somehow the world changes during the Christmas season – people are friendlier, more willing to share and be considerate of others. The cold is not that great especially this year when there’s an “arctic cyclone” blanketing most of the US, but it’s wonderful to stay indoors and watch the snow come down.
I was reflecting on Christmas today while opening presents with family. When you’re young, a great deal of Christmas magic comes from getting presents – it’s the one time of year where you can maybe get that long-awaited for game, or a rare treat whether it be a huge bag of candy or a ticket to a concert.
But when you’re older, Christmas changes. You’re an adult, you can buy your own games, or tickets, or candy, so there’s no reason to wait until Christmas – buy what you want when those products get released. Instead of the joy of opening presents, it becomes much more the joy of giving presents. I spent most of my yearly bonus on gifts of various kinds this year – gifts to my family, donations to charitable causes, etc – and I’m so happy to watch the faces of my family as they open up my gifts.
So whether you’re a child, an adult, or someone in-between, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas, and hope that you had a wonderful Christmas day!
Of course, it’s not Christmas without some Disney magic! I spent today popping in and out of LBV TV’s stream: https://youtu.be/V56TBFV4oDQ?t=11639 . If you go about 3 hours and 10 minutes in you can see the evening stage show. Looks like a ton of fun!
Strangely enough, it looks like the arctic cyclone over much of the US delayed some tourists; the Disney Food Blog was surprised at how quiet Magic Kingdom was:
Again from the Disney Food Blog twitter, one of my favorite attractions The American Adventure apparently looks wonderful! Check out the scenes in the twitter post below!