Once again December has hit us square in the face with the Christmas season.  Thing is, I’m not nearly as interested in it this year.  Oh, I have not become a total grinch but I do lack a certain enthusiasm for it.

Lura 1947 - 2008.  She is sorely missedYou see this was always one of my wife’s favorite holiday seasons.  For what seems like forever, by the time it got to be this late in December I would have spent a couple of months trying to come up with gifts for her without her knowing about them.

This was something of a challenge because both of us seldom went anywhere or did anything where the other wasn’t either right there or somewhere close by.  This made surprises like Birthday and Christmas gifts a little tricky to manage without the other person finding out before they were supposed to.

Right around Thanksgiving we’d break out a collection of Christmas movies that ran the gamut from “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “White Christmas” to all three of “The Santa Clause” movies, “Jingle All The Way” and at least two versions of “Miracle on 34th Street”.

This year those titles will remain in their storage space unwatched by me because I simply refuse to do so alone.  They join company with a considerable number of movies that were her favorites that, for the time being at least, I no longer have any desire to see because it’s just not the same without her.

New Years is going to be joining Christmas in the list of holiday’s I am not particularly looking forward to.

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