It's close. 9 days to go until the family crowds, the oohing and ahhing over gifts, the non-stop foods, the tree skirt in full view from an empty floor under the tree. These are the reasons for all the hustle and bustle.
And, Christmas tree cookies of which I have eaten dozens and dozens of in the last week and have literally made people eat them with me and even insisted they take some home.
The fun of wrapping papers spread out all over the floor to wrap those special choosen gifts for those special people to place under the tree for the big day.
The Christmas book that we read every year on Christmas Day before we open the gifts. Because, after all, it's HIS birthday.
And, it's the reason for the season, for the spirit, for the giving that we can celebrate, rejoice, worship, and praise The Newborn King.