On my husband's side of the family alone, we celebrate up to five Christmases between his family and friends of the family he grew up with. I know that kind of stuff can wear people out, but as somone who didn't grow up with a ton of family around, I LOVE it. I love the bustle of aunts and uncles and cousins and grandparents and kids and the food and the games and the warmth and the laughter .... it's just all really great. And now we're at my parents' house for the last celebration, where we will actually celebrate on Christmas Day. Cub is sitting on the countertop "helping" my Mom with dinner and the intercoms are playing old Christmas songs from the radio. The Christmas train is set up, the Christmas scavenger hunt, and the Christmas story are all set up for tomorrow night. And I'm sure there will be Christmas pictionary. There's always Christmas pictionary.
(And I really need to go rescue my Mom before Cub throws a licked mushroom into the salad.)
To me, these moments are the epitome of the song "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". That song definitely ranks up there as my favorite Christmas song (not Christmas carol, but Christmas song).
So, if there are any of you out there reading this, what is your favorite Christmas song? And ... why?
Have a lovely day.