The table is set with dishes aplenty. The stockings hung by the chimney with care. The fresh bread fills the kitchen air, while the meat cooks slowly and the red cabbage simmers, all adding to the aroma. Everything begins to be ready, awaiting children and grandchildren. The ghost of Christmases past hover about the house, but all the memories are sweet, the images warm.
We wish to all the good peoples of the world, “may you find peace, and love, even a fraction of what we hold dear within our little home. May all the terrorists of the world stop and return to their homes to consider a different future, one devoid of violence. Look upon the children, and smile; do what is right for them and all will be well.”
So, to one and all, have a safe, and happy Christmas Eve and Christmas. If you look to Hannukah, or to some other celebration, may yours too be filled with joy and love.