Today was the last day of school before winter break for the holidays. To kick things off early, the kids were released from classes at mid-day due to our first big snow storm of the season. Right on cue, the snow started as I picked them up. We have been home barely 3 hours and we already have enough snow for skiing and sledding. The kids are in heaven!
On the way home from town we stopped at the library to pick up some movies to watch while waiting out the storm. I felt lucky to score Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life, but all of the copies of A Christmas Carol were checked out. I'm sure I can catch that on T.V. at some point this week. Even though we celebrate Hanukkah as a family, I find that my memories of celebrating Christmas while growing up are powerful. I have a need to watch these movies, as well as the Rankin-Bass animated holiday movies like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (I love Burl Ives's voice). I also have a small stash of Christmas music that I listen to obsessively for about two weeks. My family, kids included, roll their eyes at me, but agree that there is really no good Hanukkah music. Whatever you are celebrating this week, many blessings to you and your family.