The Magic of Christmas Traditions

A trip around the neighborhood marveling at the thousands of lights that remind of us of the brightest light of all... Fresh baked cookies and hot cocoa greeting me as I come home from school... A sea of poinsettias... Luminarios... The Christmas season is filled with magic, none greater than the wonderful anticipation of Christmas morn when we celebrate the birth of our … [Read more...]

The Magic of Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve 1970. I’m 8 years old. It’s a cool and delicious night in Paris. We’ve just come home from midnight mass. The fire crackles in the fire place. The tree sparkles with hundreds of lights. The stockings are hung and awaiting Santa’s coming. The smell of Mom's hot cocoa tickles my nose. My favorite Christmas carol "Away in a Manger" is playing. This song has a way of wrapping … [Read more...]