Have a Holly, Jolly, Busy Christmas

I know the calendar says that December has 31 days in the month, but, honestly, it feels much shorter.  It’s true.  December is the most wonderful time of year, but it’s also the busiest.  There’s just so much to do.

I feel as if the month zips by. As a child, I guess it seems so slow until Christmas day, but as a parent, I feel as if Christmas comes in a blink of an eye.  Do you?

Who has time for laundry when there’s baking, shopping, and Christmas card addressing?

Christmas Card 2011

There’s holiday decorating, tree-trimming, and lots of light untangling that will cause you some stressing.

There are tree lightings, Santa, school programs, and festivals to see.  Presents certainly don’t wrap themselves, nor do those pesky little elves move without some help.  Oh, where could our elf, Jolly, be?  By golly, Jolly is never in the same place twice or else our kids would yelp.

Our Elf on the Shelf, Jolly.  He just sits. He never does anything  naughty.

Yes, there’s no déjà vu for an elf.  That would be naughty and not nice.  For we all know that the darn elf just doesn’t sit on the shelf.

I’m sure you have not one, but four, holiday parties to attend because no one seems to host parties any other time of the year.  That’s just not the trend.

Christmas party number one.  I wore the same outfit to all four parties so
that all the photos would be alike.  Ha! Ha! Ha!
Let’s not forget there are holiday meals to plan and lots of snacking. There’s a stocking to fill, and Santa needs cookies and milk, still.  And for some, there may even be some packing.

Christmas Eve comes and goes.  There’s the unwrapping of bows and lots of “Ohhs!”

Can it really be over?  And another year is here? Where did the month go? Gee, I wish time in December would be a little slow.  But we’ll always have a holly, jolly, busy Christmas every year.

I wish your family a Merry Christmas!  The time to do so is here. 

Thanks for being with me all year. It's been a pleasure, and I've made some memories and friends that I certainly will treasure. 

Now go, and have fun with your family!  I'll be back here in a week or so.

Ho! Ho! Ho!

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