I am a serious Christmas elf. Post-Thanksgiving I totally get into the holiday spirit.
I've been thinking about why that is, and I think it's because this is the time for hope. It feels magical- like anything can happen.
And maybe it feels like that because of the stories, the decorations, the traditions... but to me it's because 2000 years ago God fulfilled a promise that came in the most unlikely, unsuspected turns of human history. And if God can bring the greatest joy to the world and live and dwell among us in that way, then I can be hopeful that he will fulfill good things in my life that I can't even begin to anticipate.
Joy to the world, indeed. :)
I shot this video last week and it's been stuck in my head since then. Can't say that I have minded, though. :)