Tomorrow marks the end of our Christmas set for the year, despite having a wonderful time with it the last few weeks. The music can be wonderful, but it is only wonderful if you get to stop after a period of time. Some of it makes you reflect, some of it excites, some is truly awful (like the Shoe song), and some doesn't apply. For example:
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,
(We have a gas fireplace, which doesn't roast much)
Jack Frost nipping on your nose,
(Here in Colorado I hear it's been warmer than parts of Florida lately)
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir,
(Did that 2 weeks ago, and we were the choir)
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.
(See above about Jack Frost)
Then there is the music that truly excites and speaks to the heart:
The children are watching "It's a Wonderful Life", while playing with their token present opened this evening. When it's over, we'll build our little Nativity while telling the story of the birth of Christ, then they're off to bed.
We have had a wonderful season of Christmas music, spreading what little joy we could at some assisted living centers and our home church. The end of the Christmas season always come with mixed feelings. It is a season we love, but there are so many things we look forward to in the new year and we are excited to hit the ground running!
I am already composing our year in review photo movie, and will post it next week. Until then, we wish all of our friends, family, and fans a blessed Christmas.