Christmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that children call
Their favorite time of the year

Snowflakes in the air
Carols everywhere
Olden times and ancient rhymes
Of love and dreams to share

Sleigh bells in the air
Beauty everywhere
Yuletide by the fireside
And joyful memories there

Christmas time is here
We’ll be drawing near
Oh, that we could always see
Such spirit through the year
Oh, that we could always see
Such spirit through the year…

This is hands down my favorite song during Christmas.  I remember so fondly watching the Charlie Brown Christmas special as a girl.  The scene with the little tree made me cry EVERY time!  To this day, I feel the need to adopt all the little trees that no one else chooses, but there is a lesson to be learned from the little tree.

In the show, the little tree is looking so bleak that the gang thinks Christmas will surely be a flop.  However, it comes to life when it is decorated by the group and showered with all their good wishes for the season.   It’s a symbol of the spirit and enthusiasm they have for the season…just as the fellowship and good tidings we share with each other are what makes a holiday special.  “Oh that we could always see such spirit through the year”.  Carry a little holiday spirit with you into the new year and count your blessings as the true gifts of the season! ♥

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