So, this week I have been putting the finishing touches on my sermons for the upcoming Holiday weeks. I have been putting lots of thought into my illustrations. I have been reminded of so many traditions and processes that my family had every year.
The one that stands true today, and will most likely continue in my family for many years to come is the official decorating day. Usually this is the day after Thanksgiving. We used to all stay home, unload boxes form the attic and put up the decor. We have the tree, the stockings, the garland, the lights outside, and much more. The day usually starts great and ends in a family feud! So, we end the day by watching National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. It reminds us that no matter how dis-functional we are, we aren't as bad as Chevy Chase and family. Now, my wife and I do this as well. I love this one, and it never gets old.