An adaptation of my article on
  1. Christmas is not the same now as it was when I was a kid.
  2. The magic of Santa Claus has dissipated.
  3. The piles of toys are now a few boxes of sweaters.
  4. The remainder of the day is not spent playing with my new presents while still in my pjs.
  5. Now, Christmas is not about the gifts to me at all.
  6. My favorite part is gathering in the living room and watching my family interact as they open their presents.
  7. “We all will never be in this moment ever again,” I think.
  8. “I wish I could freeze time and keep me and my family together in this moment for eternity,” I secretly hope.
  9. “How did I get so lucky to have such an incredible family?” I wonder.
  10. “What did I do to deserve such wonderful people in my life?" I muse.
  11. Christmas may no longer be about gifts to me, but in a way, it still is.
  12. My family is the gift.
  13. Not just on Christmas Day.
  14. Not just tomorrow.
  15. But every single day.
  16. For now...
  17. ...and for always.
  18. Merry Christmas, @list community.
  19. I hope you are spending the day with those you love the most.
  20. I know I am ❤️