Christmas season is the most wonderful time of the year – IMHO. For whatever reason, there are 3 movies that I have absolutely have to watch during the holiday season: Elf, Home Alone 1 & 2, and Love Actually. I’m not completely sure how this became a tradition for me, but watching these movies remind me of what I love most about Christmas, and that’s family and friends. I am slowly realizing that the most important things in life are the relationships you build during your journey here. Underneath all of the gift-giving, Christmas meal-sharing, carol-singing, and the like… this season should be about celebrating the new and old relationships you’ve been blessed with this past year.
I’ve come to find out that in Korea, Christmas is more of a date night rather than a gleeful gathering of friends & family, which is a little disconcerting; isn’t that what Valentine’s Day is for??? I do see snippets of Christmas decorations here and there that help to remind me that tis’ the season to be jolly, but I know that this year’s Christmas won’t be the same without my closest friends and family. I will miss the Christmas’s of past yonder years, but I know that this first Christmas in Korea will be special. Why? Because they’ve always been, and for as long as I’m alive, I know they always will be.
May your days be merry and bright, and may all your Christmas’s be white. =)