November - December 2021 Holiday Issue of ViewOn Magazine

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treasuring Family Christmas Traditions by Elisa Eames “ Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood,

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but also for those whom we’d give blood.” -

Charles Dickens

very year, my kids complain about my outrageous and uncontainable Christmas excitement. Until December 1, via earbuds or low volumes, I must hide the shame of my Christmas music or risk being called out by the United Federation of Underage Christmas Whiners. It has also been decreed that the tree shall not be permitted to go up until and not before the day being December 1. In my defense, it’s not as if I watch the clock on November 30 and at the stroke of midnight, cackle maniacally while foisting a multitude of obnoxious Christmas songs, decorations, and general festivities upon my helpless and unsuspecting children. Sometimes, the tree doesn’t even go up until we get around to it a week or so into December. Honestly, though, I don’t understand how I managed to raise such unabashed little Christmas tyrants. Fast forward 24 days, however, and the small

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