MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HANUKKAH 2019
Looking over all my Christmas columns throughout the previous nine years of ItsNotAboutMe.TV, I realize that I’ve more brought the room down than brought it up. That’s because December 25 is the date that my precious mother became an angel eight years ago. So this year I’ll just ruminate on that privately.
That being said, let’s discuss these 2019 holidays. Coming less than four weeks after Thanksgiving didn’t give many of us time to let the day really sink in. This is actually the first time that Mr. X and I really did nothing in the house in the way of decorating. (Okay, I did just hang three new ornaments on the little Charlie Brown tree that sits on a counter in our living room all year long, as a sort-of tribute to my little mo who adored that television holiday presentation even more than I do, which I would not believe is even possible had I not witnessed it for myself.)
Mr. X and I are not doing anything to celebrate this year, which is a first in our very long relationship. For most of our years together, we’ve had a beautifully-decorated Christmas tree and lots of festive decorations all over the house, including the bathrooms! We even have multiple sets of holiday dishes. And we’ve always given each other more presents than just about everyone we know combined!
But please don’t feel the least bit bad for us—if you’ve been reading my columns in this e-zine, you know that we’ve had a lovely holiday season, in general. We’ve seen many fabulous and upbeat holiday presentations, enjoyed some festive lights in a few fun neighborhoods, and—wait for it—watched soooo many Hallmark Christmas movies, including a recent one that also celebrated Hanukkah, which is a first for that channel!!!
Speaking of Hanukkah, we’re lighting the candles, as usual, this time in my sports balls menorah instead of my crayon box one that I’ve been using in recent years. The sporty one is much easier, which goes along with our holiday theme this year of not exerting ourselves.
I love when when Christmas comes right in the middle of Hanukkah, as it does this year; that’s always fun. It seems to connect the two a bit more, which multi-holiday celebrants, such as Mr. X and myself, especially enjoy.
So I hope that all of you are having a wonderful, or at least adequate, holiday season this year. And even if it’s hard for you for any reason, just remember that a brand new year is just a week away!
If you’re wondering what I asked Santa for this year, it’s that every one of my readers would also follow me on at least one of my social media platforms. (It will make it easier for you, too, because you’ll get a reminder of my daily columns, and all you have to do is click on the link!) Here’s all the information you need to help make my holiday wish come true:
Facebook Fan Page: It’s Not About Me TV
YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCF7mwI2jwcB2xB9dBCBxLZg
Whether you do that for me or not, (and I thank you sooo much if you do,) I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and/or a Happy Hanukkah!
And I cannot wait to share what I’m celebrating on Friday with you. You will not believe it!!! Mr. X and I certainly don’t!!!