a christmas carol

December 28, 2015

We spent most of the month of December in our living room by the Christmas tree. Even when Max was busy with finals week, he'd study next to me on the couch while I'd read A Christmas Carol. I've mentioned it before, but I try to read A Christmas Carol (or The Chimes, or Cricket on the Hearth) every Christmas season. This year, as I was finishing Dickens' book, the words of a newly transformed and repentant Scrooge especially touched me:

“I don’t know what to do. I am as light as a feather. As happy as an angel. I am as merry as a school boy. A merry Christmas to everyone, and a Happy New Year to the world!”

It's easy to forget the meaning of Christmas with all the work parties, ward parties, the plays, the ballet and Christmas shopping combined - but I was reminded as I read that short passage of why we celebrate Christmas to begin with. Not only on our Savior's birth, but on His life, and the Life that he gave for us. I know I'm a month late, but I hope everyone had a Merry, Merry Christmas!

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