Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Spirit of Christmas

If you have been watching marathons of Christmas movies, eating stacks of holiday cookies, and caroling like there is no tomorrow…Well, good for you! You have welcomed in the Christmas spirit.

I, unfortunately, have not found it yet. I have had my fill of transmission problems, hospital visits, dentist appointments, broken furnaces and dishwashers, oh the list still goes on. Where did the spirit go?

Well never fear, there is hope! Being inspired by the last post by Linda Garner, I cracked open my Internet (like it was an old book), and looked up Christmas stories. Look what I found!

A Wish to be a Christmas Tree, by Colleen Monroe

Christmas Jars, by Jason F. Wright

The Christmas Sweater, by Glenn Beck (love him!)

The Purpose of Christmas, by Rick Warren

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, by Dr. Seuss (Let’s face it, I read this all year.)

The Night Before Christmas, by Clement C. Moore (Classic!)

A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens

The Christmas Story, by Watson & Wilkin

Anything by Richard Paul Evans

A Christmas Thief, by Carol Lynn Pearson

The Joy of Believing, by Ardeth G. Kapp

The Christmas Story in Luke

Christmas is a time for sharing, caring, and remembering the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of our Savior.

Sometimes it is true, I need a little push into the season. What better way then to slow down, grab a good book and read. Savor the moments with a cup of hot cocoa (or a pint of peppermint ice cream).

By next week, I hope you will see me with my red bag over my shoulder passing out oranges to all my wee neighbors (Have you read Christmas Oranges, by Bethers & Sowards – grab your tissues people, tear jerker). Besides, it’s been so long since I’ve actually read A Christmas Carol, by Dickens. Ghosts and Christmas, what more can a girl ask for?


LexiconLuvr said...

Thanks for all the new items on my Christmas list! My husband will be so thrilled to have some ideas of what to get me!!!
Merry Christmas, Scarlet!

Linda Garner said...

I hope that you're all done with broken things for this year. May the Christmas Spirit soon fill your heart and home. LG

Scarlet Knight said...

Thank you both. =)