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Searching for Christmas spirit


December 14, 2016

After last week's snow, it’s starting to look and feel a lot like Christmas.

I haven't been able to get into the Christmas spirit this year. I’m not sure if I haven’t heard enough Christmas music or maybe I need to eat some Christmas-themed cookies.

It certainly is December, and Thanksgiving has past, but the spirit of Christmas seems to have eluded me so far.

There has been plenty of cold temperatures, and I have had more than my fill of hot chocolate. I have even seen more than enough ugly sweaters and colorfully decorated homes all around town.

I even got my first Christmas card of the season the other day. It was a nice gesture, and I thank the sender for the smile.

Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of watching the cheesy Christmas classic "Home Alone." Normally at this point, I have watched National Lampoon’s "Christmas Vacation" three or four times.

Maybe that’s what is wrong — I have not had the joy of laughing at the Christmas exploits of the Griswold family.

After all, nothing says Christmas quite like uncle Lewis setting the tree ablaze or a cat wrapped as a gift from Aunt Bethany.

It could be I need to see Clark Griswold struggle to get the lights on his house working.

I’m not sure why it has taken me so long to find the Christmas spirit.

I still have more than a week before the big day, and maybe by then, I will find the spirit.

In the mean time, I’m going to buy a Santa hat and wear it around the house to see if it scares my cats, Toby and Brownie.

I know that seems mean but at least they are better off than aunt Bethany’s cat.

Thomas Garcia is a senior writer at the Quay County Sun. He can be reached at:

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