Friday, December 08, 2006


Jingle Bells, jingle Bells
Jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to see
The shoppers try to pay

Jingle bells, jingle bells
The malls are all aglow
With sparkling lights and later nights
To make the spending flow

Jingle bells, jingle bells
The season's music plays
The kids can't wait to celebrate
They're counting off the days

Jingle bells, shmingle bells
What does all this mean?
It's up to you to keep it true
Let His love be seen

I love this season. I try to have all of my shopping done before the craziness begins... that way I can enjoy the music, the decorations, advent preparations, and the joy of anticipation of what is always a special day. If I could get away with it, I would play Christmas music throughout the year (and sometimes I do). So I hope that you have allowed time for soaking up some of that joy. If you will be celebrating Hanukkah, enjoy that time with your family and friends. God gave us these celebrations to enhance our lives and bring us closer to Him. Enjoy the time and don't forget to include Him in your celebrating.


happy and blue 2 said...

Like the song. It's a nice reminder of what Christmas is really all about.
Acccckkkk..I still have to buy gifts..

Jim said...

Gift buying isn't good for my mental health. I'm glad yours is finished.
Now sit back and have a Merry looong Christmas.

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

I can't do Christmas shopping early - especially for Char. I get all excited and give it to her and then still have to get her something. Hope you have a great Christmas.

Nyx said...

I envy you at your christmas shopping preparedness. In my defence, we have two birthdays in November which kinda takes over until December, making it that much more stressful.

Actually, I wish we could just keep the pressies for the kids at christmas and us adults can simply enjoy our friends and family.

L said...

I have a ton of shopping left to do :(

Anonymous said...

I will get started on the 23rd...

Cliff Morrow said...

I can't get in the spirit but will give it a shot coming up soon.

Cliff Morrow said...

Man! Did I ever find the perfect Christmas card for you.

GEL said...

I still adore all the cute photos you post of the rodents. This one is so festive in his/her red bells.
You sound happy. :)

Rachel said...

Great poem/song there!! That sure is a cute picture too! I'm finished shopping and I am pretty much ready!