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I have been having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit this year.  My broken ankle has stopped me from doing the many activities I do at this time of year.  My energy is low, a feeling I am unfamiliar with.  Then the terrible news from Friday made me wish there would be no Christmas at all this year.  My friend Niamh Clune wrote a meaningful poem in memory of those lives lost and posted it on her blog  To all those whose hearts are bleeding…  It says it all.

I felt like I was just going through the motions, that wonderful Christmas feeling just wasn’t there.  And I am a total Christmasy person.  My dear husband decorated my car with reindeer antlers and a Rudolf nose much to my delight.  My coworker came in early on her day off and decorated our shared office to cheer me. These things helped but I still wasn’t in the spirit I usually am at this time of year.

Then this morning I opened up a blog post from another blogging friend, Jennifer Kiley wishing everyone Happy Chanukah, with this delightful video by the Maccabeats telling the story of Hanukkah.

The Maccabeats – Candlelight – Hanukkah

And guess what? That wonderful Christmas feeling of love, joy and peace filled my heart.  The Maccabeats saved my Christmas.  Hope you enjoy them as well.

What does it take to get you in the holiday spirit?


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