Christmas Eve Tradition December 25, 2005Posted by Matsu in Family.
December 24, 2005 at 11:50pm
Every year at this time (on Christmas Eve) I am the last person in my family to remain awake. I spend this time wrapping my presents. In fact, I must wait for everyone else to go to bed before I wrap some of my presents as they are from Santa. Also, I prepare the stockings by filling them with candies and small gifts.
The interesting thing is that I always seem to be busy with these last minute preparations when the midnight mass comes on the television each year. I am not Catholic, but I do like to watch the Christmas Midnight Mass as I finish wrapping presents and fill the stockings. I’ve been doing this for at least 15 years, maybe longer. It’s a wonderful tradition that helps to put me in the mood.
Every year Pope John Paul has led it. But, this year it’s the new Pope that is leading the mass. I think I was in high school when Pope John Paul entered the papacy. It’s amazing that he was Pope for so many years. There is something comforting about having the same Pope year after year.
December 25, 2005 at 12:01am
It is now Christmas day (at least on the East coast).
Merry Christmas, everyone, and happy new year!