Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Christmas Day 2018
Merry Christmas to everyone!
This Christmas Day is a different one for me. I can't remember the last time I didn't work Christmas Day. I have to tell you, this is a special treat for me, not working this Christmas Day.
Bill and I don't have anything special planned for today. Just another quiet day at home. Which at our age is what we like and prefer.
There was a time many years ago when I was all into Christmas with the presents and visits. That drifted off years ago. No hard feelings for "Bah humbug!" to anyone, just that we didn't need to guy anything for each other. My nieces and nephew grew up and had children of their own. Some of those children even have children of their own now, which makes me really old. Those grand nephews and nieces will receive a final gift from me when I depart this earthly life.
One of the special things I really like about the Christmas season is Christmas Eve. This year I spent it at work, which was really quiet. And I mean QUIET. I spoke to one ninety-one year old lady guest for a brief time but other than that, my eight hour shift last night was very quiet. I like to watch the old TV movie "A Christmas Carol", the 1951 version with Alastair Sim. I checked last night on Turner Classics and they were only showing the 1938 Christmas Carol with Reginald Owen. I had never seen this version of this movie before. Not as good as the 1951 version but interesting, mainly for the 1938 production values which were, uh, "quaint." Still, I liked it. This is my Christmas tradition, alone, peaceful and enjoying he silent night.
I'm not particularly religious. In fact I'm not religious at all but I do believe in goodwill towards all and that to me is what Christmas represents.
Merry Christmas to all and a happy and healthy new year to all!!!!