Just got back from a great, but grueling trip up to the big city to visit my mother, (and other relatives). I am not used to the city: tripped over a speed bump.
But this is the first in many years that I have been able to spend Both Thanksgiving and Christmas with my family. This has been a long time goal. While working as a nurse, I have always had to work one or both of the holidays, so I haven't gotten up to see my Mom but maybe five major holidays in the last ten years.
So that's MY best christmas present, and it was to myself and to my Mom. The whole thing was very re-invigorating to my immediate family as well. The city stuff, like the Christmas lights at the Denver Zoo really does wonders at times for the kids.
I hope this isn't all too fucking sappy, but it's the only account of my Christmas you're likely to get. Thanks, BlueJay