December 26, 2008

It's the most wonderful time of the year

Christmas is indeed the most wonderful time of the year.
"There'll be much mistletoeing and hearts will be glowing, when loved ones are near. It's the most wonderful time of the year."

Did I also mention that it is also a time for major over-eating? With such talented cooks in my family, it is really hard not to at the dinner table on Christmas eve.

We always will have the quintessential turkey. It is a must-have at our family's Christmas eve dinners, although it is not the most popular dish. We always end up with turkey porridge and turkey sandwiches for the next few days after Christmas.

Christmas for me and my family is more than just feasting, merry-making, giving and receiving presents. The true meaning of Christmas is expounded from this bible verse. John 3:16-17; "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."

Christmas is the celebration of this incredible act of love.

K does not quite understand the meaning of Christmas yet, however he had the most fun at on Christmas eve.

1. He had a whale of a time hogging digital camera (he now goes crazy when he sees the camera and has learn how to take pictures).
2. Gets to drink with the guys,
3. Be the official candle blower for Nana's birthday cake,
4. Gets to open the most presents,
5) Be the first to use his presents,

6) Even gets to perform for an audience,

The fun does not end there as he gets to sleep way past his bedtime. And then wakes up to some more presents the next morning.

The Christmas season can be a wonderful time of family togetherness and goodwill, but the spirit of Christmas often gets lost in the midst of all these excitement.

From next year, K will be taught the true meaning of Christmas and goodwill. For a start, learn to look beyond his Christmas desires by maybe choosing a toy to donate to a children's charity or helping to choose groceries and deliver them the Boy's brigade sharity gift box.


Kristie said...

beautiful dinner! merry x'mas to u too !:)

Leonny said...


Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

And of course, all the best for the coming new year ya!


Rachel said...

Kristie and Leonny,
Merry Christmas to you too! May 2009 be great year for u and your families.

Mamamie said...

Merry X'mas to you & your family...God bless u all!