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Season Greetings to everybody.  December is the month of winter arriving soon, Christmas, and my birthday on Christmas day. What a joy that brings family and friends close together to enjoy this month. Winter is arriving soon, with very cold temperatures, snow days, wearing our coats, gloves, hats, scarves, sweaters, boots, warm clothing, warming up with hot soup, hot drinks, staying warm with heat and enjoying ourselves. Watching the early snowfall with its beautiful snowflakes glistening, beautiful sunshine with the birds chirping, songs of joy and the moonglow and twinkling stars at night. Christmas is around the corner with silver bells, how they ring.  

Everybody is full of laughter and joy – sleigh riding, ice skating, skiing, playing in the snow and making snow angels, Christmas trees for sale, they smell of fresh pine and pine cones with a cinnamon fresh smell, malls crowded with lots of people shopping wrapping presents and giving christmas cookies, candy, holiday popcorn , stocking stuffers, fresh fire wood burning, sitting by a fireplace warming up, the joy of singing and giving, showing love for one another and sharing the moment of joy and happiness, taking pictures with Santa Claus, sharing memories, giving to those who have nothing, especially the homeless. Churches welcome them in for food and worship service to keep warm from freezing temperatures. 

What joy, with laughter and holiday music, singing Christmas Carols – “Holly Jolly,” what a beautiful day of Christmas music and holiday parades,  eggnog with cinnamon or eggnog ice cream, peach cobbler pie, lemon cakes, Honey Glazed ham, collard greens, potato salad, sweet potatoes, all so good. Everyone enjoys the holiday. I always keep the memories of my father and  every Christmas he spent with me and my family. You are missed at the dinner table, your laughter and smile, opening up gifts with us and the childhood memories. We all love you, Dad, so much. Also my birthday is on Christmas day, the day Christ was born.  This day gives me joy from everybody,  happiness and laughter, friends and family giving me birthday cards and gifts. I will be dressed up as Miss Claus. “HOO HOO” to everyone. 

Here are my Christmas playlist songs:  “What Christmas Means to Me,” “Silver Bells,” “Twinkle Twinkle Little Me,” and “Someday at Christmas,” all by Stevie Wonder;  “My Favorite Things” and “Silver Bells,” by Diana Ross and the Supremes; The Temptations’ “Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer” and “Silver Bells;” and Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas.”