As a teenager, my least favorite time of all…was about 6 p.m. on December 25th.
Why? Because…on Christmas night, Christmas was as far away as it could get, all year long!
It seemed like it all ended too fast. Once December 26th showed up, the lovely glow was gone. People vacuumed up tinsel, threw away wrapping paper and trudged back into everyday life. And I just wanted to snuggle back into Christmas and draw it around me like a warm quilt!
But…the “Twelve Days of Christmas” actually begin on December 25th! And the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is “Christmastide” (isn’t that a beautiful word?), with Christmas technically ending on January 6th, Twelfth Night.
With that in mind, I’ll be posting some special events here, designed to make the festive times last, through January 6th.
Know of a special Christmas celebration in the California area, that happens after December 25th? I’d love to know about it!