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I found Christmas didn't feel like Christmas this year. I have always been one who celebrated Christmas to the extreme .. especially when my children were younger, but even now.
If you remember several years ago I put lights on all of the gifts for my family in hopes it would enlighten them lol .. and last year I made big beautiful clouds full of lights to decorate my home. I always take great care in wrapping gifts and baking .. not so this year.
The feeling just wasnt' there .. there was no magic. Even in the stores I found it hard to find any Christmas .. where was the Christmas music, the rushing, pushing, crowds .. heck I could hardly find the decorations.
We had a get-together at my grand-daughter's home this year and driving over there on Christmas Day I asked my husband where are the street decorations? There were none. Few stores had any lights even .. and again it was hard to find any signs of Christmas.
We enjoyed our family togetherness, but it lacked the excitement of the holiday and it didn't feel much different than other family get-togethers. The "spirit of Christmas" was missing. We didn't play Christmas music much and when we did it didn't give me the sense of nostalgia that it used to in the past. After a few songs I'd just turn it off. Perhaps it may have been because I hadn't been feeling well I thought, but no .. my husband felt it too. Did you? What are your thoughts?