Last Christmas Dan sat on our couch, Melodie and Jed were here and we all opened our presents together. I had decorated the house but without a tree. The place was bright with lights. We laughed and ate. We watched A Christmas Story and made bad puns. My lemon meringue pie tasted great and looked terrible. Dan was letting his hair grow. It was one of the best Christmas evenings that I had ever had.
Our childhood has serious Christmas memories. Mom did the house up with almost every nook and cranny covered in some kind of decoration. The tree was always a display of glitter, lights and ribbon. We had big family dinners and lots of going and coming. I still have her Christmas Elves that I use to decorate my house at Christmas.
But this year there are no decorations. No bright lights. We even avoided presents for the most part. I sent my Christmas greetings over the internet. I simply could not go through those motions this year. But Melodie and Jed came over and we ate and laughed. We watched A Christmas Story and made very bad puns. My lemon meringue pie tasted great and looked terrible (someday I will get it right).
It was a pretty good Christmas.
I just wish Dan were here.