Christmas is the time that we pack expectations into every package we wrap and for weeks anticipate that one, perfect Currier-Ives day.
And, of course, since any day is seldom perfect, there are varying degrees of let-down that trickle across the population.
For some people with high hopes, Christmas Day turns out to be melancholy. I realized this year, though, that there is one day of the Christmas season that never disappoints me. In fact, it is always warmer, more loving, memorable, and joyous than I expect.
via The Citizen http://www.thecitizen.com/blogs/ronda-rich/12-17-2013/christmas-tree-memories