Although, Christmas Day only comes once a year... the spirit of the Season can last all year through... if we just hold onto it in our hearts.
I know many families were together on Christmas Day and many families and friends are still gathering throughout this week after Christmas, with their own family get-togethers, gift exchanges, parties, games, and dinners.
What a Blessing it was to be surrounded by my family on Christmas Day... and my favorite part - is the anticipation and the quiet serenity of the moment before we open the gifts as we listen to the Christmas Story from the Bible, in Luke 2. What a precious time that is... and all the children, with wonder and excitement, also listen with reverence.
I love to hold onto the feeling of Christmas, as long as I can... and after Christmas, our family always searches for any more Christmas Movies and Specials that we can find... and are always glad every year - that the Hallmark Channel continues to show them after Christmas, too! This year, a few other networks are showing some, too!
See the Christmas TV Schedule for the list - that Continues all the way through NEW YEARS DAY!
We didn't have a White Christmas here in the Mid-west, but two days after Christmas (on Tuesday, December 27, 2011), we had a beautiful Snowfall that was absolutely Beautiful... A lovely Winter Wonderland!
God Bless You All and Happy New Year!