December has begun and, with it, the countdown to Christmas. Children are opening advent calendars and people are buying gifts. I see Christmas decorations in shop windows and on people’s lawns. Talk is about the holidays: who you will be with and how you will celebrate.
I enjoy this month as I admire decorations and listen to Christmas carols. I do not enjoy the shopping, though, and do my best to avoid the crowds. My gifts are bought early on; and food is stored in the freezer. I find it ironic that people push and are impatient in stores at a time when a joyful event is being celebrated. Children do not see the true spirit of Christmas when they see their adults pushing others and shouting with impatience.
This month I choose to focus on the joyful aspect of the season and on why we celebrate Christmas. I enjoy singing the carols and our home is filled with the sounds of our favourites. I look kforward to the family time I will have over the Christmas period: a time during which we isolate ourselves from others and celebrate being together. The festive season is my favourite time of the year. It is a time I look forward to every year.
What do you enjoy about the festive season?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015
(This post was inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt: season)