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December 25, 2003
How I Got My Christmas Spirit Back

If you can't get Christmas spirit when your granddaughter is playing on a toy you just put together for her, then you are either dead or your last name is Scrooge:

We had our son, daughter-in-law, and the Little Admiral over here from about 3 pm to 9 pm, and the First Mate cooked up a great prime rib dinner for all of us. After we opened gifts and ate, we watched the DVD of our Thanksgiving trip that I made as one of the Christmas gifts I gave to family members. We talked to all of our (immediate) family out West, and we did a video conference with my Dad and his wife.

Was Santa good to you all? Santa was definitely good to me. I got two tickets to a Notre Dame football game next October, when Stanford comes to town. I've always been a huge Fighting Irish fan and going to Notre Dame for a game is something I've wanted to since I moved to Minnesota. The First Mate and I plan on spending a few days around the game at South Bend, checking out the Notre Dame campus. I also got some gift cards (significant shopping ahead! woo-hoo!) and a really nice burgundy shirt. My son and daughter-in-law bought me a calendar of Ireland and the DVD of A Midsummer Night's Dream with Kevin Kline, a movie I always wanted to see but could never catch -- I love Shakespeare, mostly because it's challenging.

But most of all, God was good to me because he gave me such a wonderful family. I hope God showers his blessings on all of you as well.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at December 25, 2003 11:14 PM

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