Or maybe it's just me.
On another note, since I'm a Christian and all, I should probably make a reference to the Jesus story here, seeing as how it's Christmas Eve, and tomorrow is Christmas and traditionally that's when we celebrate the birth of Christ, even though apparently he was more likely born in April, not December, which was actually the time of some pagan celebration that the Christians were trying to avoid or talk people out of so they started Christmas. Or something like that.
And then Santa somehow got mixed up in it all, as if everything weren't already confusing enough.
Anyway, the POINT is, since "Christ" is integral to the word "Christmas" (unless you spell it "Xmas" and seriously, I just don't have the energy to go there, so let's not and say we didn't), here is the aforementioned reference: New Testament, Gospel of Luke, chapter 2.
And here's another, which is a lot shorter, and a lot more poetic (hint: for maximum spiritual impact, read to the tune of Handel's "Worthy is the Lamb" and/or "Hallelujah Chorus"):
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ... And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:1, 14)
So anyway, here's wishing all of you and yours a merry Christmas, full of laughter, blessings, light and love. And here's praying that all those things carry over into 2009, and that you have a wonderful new year. Finally, I hope Santa brings you some cool gifts. (And if he doesn't, just give NORAD a ring. I bet they can be quite persuasive when presenting your case to him.)
With lots of hugs and kisses from the frogg princess... and absolutely no lumps of coal...
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three, but the greatest of these is love. (I Cor 13:13).