For most people, ‘tis the season to be jolly. For others, it’s not the happiest of seasons, when the loss of family or friends, or separation from them, might cause depression to set in.
I hope that doesn’t describe you.
For me, the holiday season is brighter because it means I get to spend some quality time with my best friend and his family. Every December, we have an “early” Christmas together at his home in Tampa.
He and I met back in college, then went on to work together at the same station for more than 10 years, and for roughly three of those years before he got married, we were even roommates.
Needless to say, we know each other very well. And for reasons I’ve never been fully able to grasp, he still claims me, along with his entire family!
Our annual visits are a must for me, especially considering that there was once a time when we nearly saw each other 24/7. Dropping from daily to yearly time together is still not an easy adjustment, but ours is the kind of friendship in which we get together and it’s as if we had just seen each other the other day.
Our annual vacation together is one of my favorite Christmas traditions, and that brings me to this week’s edition, as you may have guessed, of The Big Question:
Describe your favorite Christmas tradition and why it means so much to you.
You can answer here, or create a blog post on the topic on your own blog, then leave a link to that post in a comment here. I’m looking forward to reading about what makes Christmastime special for you each year!