As I sit here watching the ducks and geese on the unfrozen lake before me [winter is late arriving this year], I would like to wish you and your family the merriest of Christmases.
After writing the song, Main Street Christmas, I had an idea to write a second Christmas song. This one was going to be about two brothers plotting mayhem on Christmas Eve and the fallout from their dastardly deed.
The idea stayed with me for a couple of years and then one day it came to me and within a couple of hours, I had written The Christmas Choice. Rather than a song though, it ended up being a children’s poem.
I am sending you my Christmas wish list in the hopes that you can really come through this year. You see, it’s been another difficult year here south of the North Pole, so I’m really counting on you.
I don’t want you to think that I’m putting pressure on you or being selfish. I know you’ve got a lot to do and a lot of wishes to grant. But it’s been a long time since I sent you my list and since Jesus doesn’t appear to be making a second coming … despite all the promises I heard about … perhaps you can fill the void.
What a wonderful time of year. A time of joyous celebration, when we really feel loving and joyful. When, if only briefly, we experience peace…after the shopping, wrapping and cooking are done, of course.
There is nothing like the magic of Christmas. Reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,’ before tucking the kids in for the night. Waking up in the middle of the night to sneak downstairs. Seeing the look in a young child’s eyes when they first spy the tree surrounded by gifts. Opening stockings! Truly magical!
Wishing every moment for you feels like Christmas.
Peace, love & joy!!!