Preparing for Christmas

Well, it is great to be in our own home in the days leading up to Christmas.

As we await the advent of Jesus’ birthday, there are lots of fun things to do in preparation:

  • listen to many Christmas records (LP 33 rpm vinyl) and a radio station that plays “modern” Christmas music all the time (94.5 FM)
  • choose and cut down a Christmas tree from a field of trees as the rain pours down from heaven
  • transport the tree, borrow a truck with a sticky first gear and remind myself of how to change gears with a clutch — I did very well
  • put up Christmas lights across the front of the house
  • put up the Christmas tree in the living room and then watch Joyce add the decorations
  • start thinking about fun Christmas food
  • make a major trip to Kroger’s to replenish the larder; and then try not to eat all the goodies too quickly
  • think about Christmas presents and buy some of them
  • start getting used to the cold weather (not as cold as Toronto and much less snow)
  • talk a lot about warm places to travel in January
  • converse with friends and family in person and on the phone
  • watch Miracle on 34th Street (1947 version)
  • read thoughtful material on Christmas themes
  • prepare for the WWT (adult Bible study) Christmas party coming up soon
  • meditate on the goodness of God and his indescribable gift (see 2 Corinthians 9:15)

Have a great “preparation” time!


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3 Responses to Preparing for Christmas

  1. Dave Heughins says:

    Great list! Daughter decided to replace our bedraggled Chinese artificial tree. After a few days laying on the back porch with the recycling, I decided to recycle it! It is now doing duty for the Christian lawn ornaments we can’t find for love nor money. Maybe I’ll build a manger, too? Me? Build something? I have’n been successful at building anything since the fence I did in 1974! Oh well!

  2. Sharon Bull says:

    And we need to enjoy the waiting and preparing! Thanks for the good reminder.

  3. sarah says:

    can’t wait to see the decorations in person!

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