The final question in my Christmas series is…… What is the best thing about Christmas? For me it is the opportunity it provides to get together with family and friends. In the last month we’ve had so many chances to do that. We went to a Christmas banquet staged by the car dealership my husband works for as a shuttle driver. I hosted my writers group here at our place for a Christmas potluck and gift exchange.
After the choir my husband sings in put on their Christmas concert there was a party to reminisce and celebrate another year of making music.
I had a lovely Christmas celebration with the T-4’s the group of friends I meet with every month. We played the Christmas question game which I have been featuring on this blog. Our friends Don and Marlene invited us out to Steinbach for a Christmas lunch and my cousin Lynne and her husband Rod had us over for a Christmas supper. Because we are off to Arizona for a couple months we had a ‘good-bye for now’ movie and dinner with our friends Bruno and Caroline and took out our friends Beatrice and Jean for Chinese food in Steinbach. We had another Chinese dinner at our favorite restaurant here in Winnipeg Noodle Express with our friends Dave and Wendy after enjoying a play at the Manitoba Theatre Centre. My friend Arlene hosted a special Christmas party at her condo for the group of ladies I volunteer with at the Thrift Store on Selkirk Avenue.
And there are many Christmas get togethers still to come… an extended family gathering at my sisters, our own children and grandchildren arriving from Saskatoon to spend four days with us, a dinner tonight at my brother’s house and a Christmas movie this afternoon with our son and his wife.
We feel very blessed indeed to have so many family members nearby and so many friends with whom we can share the joy of Christmas.
Merry Christmas everyone! Hoping you too have some folks near and dear to share it with.