Letter from the Editor: December 2014

The holidays are in full swing! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, isn’t it? I’ve had my fair share of Christmases that I wouldn’t quite classify as wonderful. The year that Santa came on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas Day, which made for a dramatic Christmas morning.

The holidays are in full swing! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, isn’t it? I’ve had my fair share of Christmases that I wouldn’t quite classify as wonderful. The year that Santa came on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas Day, which made for a dramatic Christmas morning. Or the year that Santa brought clothes instead of toys. Or most recently, when my other half forgot to get me a present.

But for every sad Christmas catastrophe I’ve dealt with, there are at least two or more wonderful occasions I’ve experienced. There was the year I was surprised with a brand-new bright pink bike, and there was the year I was shocked to find diamond earrings waiting for me under the tree. There also was the year that I got my own TV. And I can’t forget the year that my brother-in-law announced he landed the job (after being laid off).

For all of the wonderful and not-so-wonderful Christmases I’ve experienced, there is one thing that’s for sure: Christmas is my favorite holiday. It’s not just about the presents or the cookies and desserts—although they are delicious and I love the once-a-year time to pig out on buckeyes.

For me, it’s about the time I get to spend with family, and I love encountering the holiday cheer of those who don’t have the bah-humbug state of mind. Oh, and I have to mention how much I absolutely love watching Christmas movies and seeing Christmas lights. I could watch “Elf” and “The Santa Clause” over and over in the month of December. Luckily for me, ABC Family plays Christmas movies all month long.

How could I possibly forget to mention decorating for Christmas? When I was younger, we had a Christmas countdown to Santa’s visit with numbered buttons. Every morning in December, my brother, sister and I would race to the countdown to turn over a button. It was the highlight of the days leading up to Christmas.

Enough talk about my Christmases. Check out this issue’s Holiday Cheer Guide to add to your holiday memories!

Enjoy!
Kelsey Reinhart