Just ask Chris, and he’ll tell you that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year! We thought we’d get to know him a little bit better.
What are your favorite Christmas movies? Elf, It’s a Wonderful Life, Home Alone, The Christmas Chronicles. I could go on and on, cause I LOVE Christmas, but that’s a good start.
Do you have any Christmas traditions that you love? WE have many, but the one that really resonates with me is our Christmas dinner. Years ago we decided to forgo the traditional ham or turkey and “Thanksgiving 2” dinner. This is what we do. We have 1 entrée, 2 appetizers, 2 side dishes, and 2 desserts. That equals 7 food items for the meal. Each person or family unit (my son is married) chooses one of those items and can decide on ANYTHING to eat. Then you eat it in order. Appetizers first, then entrée and 2 sides, then dessert. An example of how one of our first meals went is chicken nuggets and popsicles for the appetizer. An entrée of ice cream and side dishes of fried rice and blueberry muffins. With desserts of hashbrown casserole and banana bread. Yes, it’s off the wall. Yep, it’s not traditional, but it is completely ours, and we love it! You can have it too, if you’d like.
When is it truly Christmas for you? I like to joke around and say I start listening to Christmas music on December 26th to get ready for the next Christmas. I really do love Christmas.
What is your favorite part of the Christmas season? The songs and movies!
What is your favorite part of the Christmas story? I love the story of the shepherds. Here are some guys that were considered lower than dogs in the chain of importance. They watched sheep, a lonely job. They literally had to guard the sheep from wolves and bears while the sheep were in the pen with their bodies. They weren’t treated as having any real value in society, and yet they were the first ones that God chose to make the announcement of His son’s birth. He sent an army of angels and declared that Jesus had been born. To me, it’s a pretty unique thought that God, the Creator of the Universe, will work through the lowly. He’ll work through His own path to make sure that everyone is shown value and worth. It shows me that even when I feel like I’ve done enough to be considered insignificant, that God loves me and there’s nothing I can do about it.
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