It’s the most wonderful time of the year. I quite literally wait all year for it! 🙂
I just love everything about it. Aside from the true reason for the season, there’s the cold weather, boots, scarves, food, family, Christmas lights and festivities, peppermint mochas, warm fires, family traditions, Santa, the elves, and last but not least, the Lifetime and Hallmark Christmas movies!!!
Let’s just talk for a moment about the Christmas movies.
I love them! I love them in all their cheesy, unrealistic, ridiculous, glory and I am so excited they’ve begun.
Here’s the thing though….
I’ve missed them all!!!
Like, I’ve seen a few sporadic minutes of a couple hallmark masterpieces before they slipped through my fingers with a, “Mom, can we watch Paw Patrol!??”
Or it’s the impending doom of a 4:45 am wakeup call that awaits each morning and steals my cheesy Christmas movie joy!
When I get the chance to soak up the awesomeness that is a lifetime Christmas movie, I either come up with something else I should do, or, because I’m apparently 97, I’m too tired to stay awake and watch them these days.
This is really bumming me out. I look forward to this all year long and now, Christmas is days away and I have yet to watch a full Christmas movie.
How am I going to know if all the single moms found true love!? (I’m one of them this year so I feel a personal pull for these single loveless ladies at Christmas time.) What about all the widowed fathers on the quest for Christmas magic? The lost puppies and orphaned children who just need a warm home? How will I know if the lonely, grinchy business executive softened his heart and spread love and cheer for all to hear!? What will I do without the angel disguised as a homeless woman who saves a marriage and restores a family? How will I know if the note the little girl wrote ever made it to Santa!?!?!?!
I’m devastated you guys. Time is running out and before I know it, it’s going to be the new year and I’ll have to wait a whole year to catch this cheesiness again.
Luckily, Peppa Pig is doing some special Christmas episodes and the Paw Patrol is coming to the rescue helping Santa fly his sleigh through the tiny pup town. I’m irrationally excited for these Christmas themed episodes because, it’s really my only hope of having my need for Christmas tv fulfilled.
But guys, it’s difficult. It’s just not the same!
Don’t worry. I’m going to figure it out! It’s a short work week and I am determined to catch at least a little cheesy Christmas magic from Lifetime this year. Even if I have to drink coffee into the wee hours of the morning to make it happen. Hallmark, Lifetime and I have a hot date. I’m not sure when, but it’s going down!
In the meantime, I’m just about as happy as a pig in slop with all the other beautiful blessings and Christmas magic that is swirling about. If all that’s missing this year is a husband and cheesy Christmas movies, I think we’re doing pretty good! ☺
Let’s all try to focus on the blessings and beauty of this time of year, rather than any of the things missing from it. I’m sure many of you are missing much bigger things than Christmas movies. We all are in some way or another. But the blessings abound regardless and even if we had absolutely nothing, the true reason for the season is Jesus!! That’s more than enough.
So let’s celebrate that to the fullest. Let’s stand in reverence and awe of what is the true magic in this time of year. Let’s draw close to our loved ones and even closer to the One who loves us more than anything we can fathom. Let’s remember to be grateful. To show love. To extend grace.
And of course, if at all possible, to watch as many cheesy Christmas movies as humanly possible! After all, it is the second reason for the season!!
Happy week of Christmas everyone!!!!