Today’s prompt is: Why you love, or dislike, the holiday season.
In my part of the world Christmas in Summer is probably what you would call the holiday season. I like it for one reason, it brings my family together and it has become part of the tradition for my children and their kids to spend it with family.
It’s a special time of year, my kids when they were little loved the excitement of the preparations, the decorations, the visiting with family and especially the gift giving.
My family at one point stopped giving gifts to the adults and gave that money to a charity we favoured.
This year I look forward to my kids and their kids descending on my place Christmas Day evening to celebrate another Christmas together.
Written for: https://rantingalong.wordpress.com/2017/11/02/joelles-tales-first-thursday-of-the-month-tmat120-writing-prompt-for-november/
I loved the family Christmases. Sadly we are divided and it is no longer possible.
I know I am lucky Di….so I look forward to it…
Our Christmases are always good with just the two and a half of us, and I hope to get down to see my Mum in December, and I’ll ring Bro in NZ on Christmas Day.
Well I am hoping for 5 of my 6 to show up…one of my boys is currently in Paris doing his art in a Paris Bank so I am hoping he makes it home….my eldest daughter lives in Melbourne and its not easy for her to get home every year….
Happy holidays Michael, memories in the making.
Having kids away at college and one in his own home, I really treasure holiday time with all my kids and grandkids together. It doesn’t happen nearly enough! 🙂
Well I don’t get all mine here every year but this year I’m hoping 5 of the 6 make it here…
I hope it happens! I know how hard it can be- coordinating schedules. 🙂
In other countries, you don’t have Halloween in October, Thanksgiving in November and Christmas in December. You’re fortunate. New Year’s Day, Easter and Christmas are the major holidays we share together, but you understand why we don’t celebrate a Queen’s day. 🙂
For most of us it’s a long weekend no one really thinks of the Queen
LOL! That’s like most of our holidays here. 🙂