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Today is the 5th day of the 52nd week, the 26th day of the 12th month, the 360th day of 2019, and: 
  • Boxing Day – no it has nothing to do with knocking people out
  • Hanukkah – the fifth night
  • Kwanzaa (1st fruits of harvest)  - first of six days, and established in 1966 by  Maulana Karenga
  • National Candy Cane Day
  • National Thank You Note Day
  • National Whiners' Day
  • New Moon at 12:13 am EST
  • Second day of the Twelve Days of Christmas (Western Christianity)
  • St. Stephen's Day - public holiday in Alsace, Austria, Catalonia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia and Switzerland), and its related observances
It’s a lot of work for one day.
 
Yeah, I know, that isn’t a very Christmassy thing to say, but it is something that I have thought again and again throughout the years.   After all, Hanukkah is eight days and Kwanza is six, so how come Christmas is just one?  We build up the holiday, we invite people over, we cook, we bake, we wrap presents and the weight of all those expectations crashes into this one little day.  Kids get overexcited, over stimulated, and parents get stressed out, and yet, memories are made.  This Christmas we didn’t take any pictures of the unwrapping orgy, but mental snapshots will linger.  My oldest granddaughter prancing around in shorts because she needed to show off her fuzzy socks that matched the sleep mask she was wearing on the top of her head all day.  The taste of those apple mimosas my son-in-law plied us with.  Everyone laughing “I got a box!” as they opened my usual contribution to each person of Disney stuff from loot boxes collected throughout the year.  And the hugs…..
 
Every year, at some point if not actually on Christmas Eve, my family watches “Christmas Eve on Sesame Street” andone of my favorite Christmas songs is sung:
 
When Christmas time is over and presents put away, don't be sad
There'll be so much to treasure about this Christmas day and the fun we've had
So may happy feelings to celebrate with you
And, oh, the good times hurry by so fast,
But even when it's over there's something you can do to make Christmas last
 
Keep Christmas with you
All through the year,
When Christmas is over,
You can keep it near.
Think of this Christmas day
When Christmas is far away.
 
Keep Christmas with you
All through the year,
When Christmas is over,
Save some Christmas cheer.
These precious moments,
Hold them very dear
And keep Christmas with you
All through the year.
 
Christmas means the spirit of giving
Peace and joy to you,
The goodness of loving,
The gladness of living;
These are Christmas too.
 
So, keep Christmas with you
All through the year,
When Christmas is over,
Save some Christmas cheer.
These precious moments,
Hold them very dear
And keep Christmas with you
All through the year.
 


And we only need the one day.

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