Christmas 2008

As another year draws to a close, I find myself contemplating life. Indeed, there is little else I can do as I brave the bitter cold to remove each day’s fresh accumulation of snow.

This year there will be fewer gifts under the Christmas trees of the world. The rampant commercialism of recent Christmases will be somewhat abated in light of the economic situation. But this can only serve to reveal the true importance of Christmas – family and friends. Like the whos in Whoville, people the world over will still celebrate Christmas with their friends and family, regardless of hardships past, present, or future.

So even if you don’t get any of the fancy gadgets and gizmos you asked for, remember what Christmas is truly about. In the immortal words of that famous feline philosopher Garfield, “Christmas. It’s not the giving. It’s not the getting. It’s the loving.”

William Astle
December 23, 2008 CE

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