Don’t Look for Christmas

Don't Look for Christmas ( percentage of people, who celebrate Christmas only on December the 25th is probably pretty small. Why? Well, apart from watching Hallmark Christmas movies starting in June, it’s because they celebrate it when they can.

My wife and I flew to California at the start of December to celebrate Christmas with our youngest daughter and our son-in-law, as well as extended family members, including those of the fur persuasion (“fursuasion”?). But SoCal didn’t feel terribly Chrismasy yet. So we brought it with us.

And today, Christmas Eve, we’re celebrating Christmas with our oldest child and proto-son-in-law because his family has little ones who simply must open their presents on actual Christmas morning — and who are we to deny them being there for that? So, for us, today is Christmas Part Deux.

And tomorrow, Christmas morning? Trudy and will celebrate Christmas Part Trois, even though there will only be deus of us (just roll with it). So why stop there? Why not bring Christmas with us everywhere we go from now on? Let’s take a cue from Dickens’s reformed Mr. Scrooge. Let’s “honor Christmas in our hearts and try to keep it…

All the year.”


About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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45 Responses to Don’t Look for Christmas

  1. Angela says:

    Christmas all year this is not bad idea. Why not? πŸ™‚
    Happy Christmas yo you and your family! πŸŽ…πŸŽ„

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  2. aparna12 says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽ

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  3. Victoria says:

    Love this! Merry Christmas, Mitch! 😊

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  4. Amen. Hope your flight schedules are operative. Seems the Continental Divide and a high pressure area is saving CA from the Arctic storm.

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  5. Merry Christmas and “..To all a goodnight.”

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  6. Merry Christmas to you and your family πŸ’–

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  7. Piano girl says:

    Merry Christmas! πŸŽ„ πŸ•ŠοΈ

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  8. leendadll says:

    Awwww… wish I’d met you in SoCal. It never seems xmasy here! Well, maybe like an aussie xmas (supposed to hit 80F tomorrow).

    Merry merry and Happy happy to you and your loved ones!

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  9. Perry says:

    Merry Christmas and many blessings to you and yours πŸŒžπŸŽ„πŸŽ… πŸ•Š ✝️

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  10. jeffrockwood says:

    Merry Christmas Mitch & Trudy!Peace on Earth and Goodwill to All.Jeff & GermaineΒ 

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

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  11. Ray Carbone says:

    Hi, Mitch – think we are both fans of writing and music, I thought you might enjoy this story I wrote a few years ago that ran in our local daily – it’s about the holiday music we “love to hate.”….Β  Merry, Merry to you and your family, RayCarboneCarbone Productions, LLC 35 Baptist Rd., #6BCanterbury New HampshireΒ  03224;Β 603/520-6964Β

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  12. Wynne Leon says:

    Merry Christmas, Mitch! I love your sentiment — but also that picture of the two golden retrievers in a truck! So cute!!

    Wishing you all the best in 2023!

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  13. Mitch, can’t thank you enough for the truth and beauty you radiate all year! Keep going, brother!β€οΈπŸŽ„πŸ™

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  14. Tim Harlow says:

    Merry Christmas, Mitch. Thank you for the inspiring message. That is a great thought. πŸŽ„

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  15. I love this! Our Christmas is very different this year because our grandson was born on Wednesday in Texas and we all will hopefully go down there soon and have Christmas then and most of our gifts for everyone were already shipped there and so we’re just chilling and waiting and I cooked way too much food for just us….and I am the most relaxed I have been during Christmas since I was a kid. πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas, Mitch!

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  16. Good idea, Mitch. I would love Christmas all year round, especially if it continued to fill the church pews!

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  17. Yes! I needed this. Love your message, and hope we all can remember our Christmas cheer all year. Merry Christmas, Mitch! πŸŽ„

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  18. MichaelJ says:

    A merry Christmas and a happy New Year and the best wishes for 2023!

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  19. Thotaramani says:

    Merry Christmas Mitch to you and your family members πŸ’!You know Mitch that time cars have strong body parts rather than now.

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  20. Migy says:

    Merry Christmas! πŸ˜€

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