#1. I’m Jewish. So actually I have no business writing about Christmas. Or confessions.
#2. I grew up in a kosher home. We also hung stockings and got presents Christmas morning.
#3. My husband is Christian. We celebrate Christmas with his family; and he doesn’t even mind that we don’t have a Christmas tree.
#4. I always yearned for a Christmas tree.
#5. I stopped yearning for a tree when my first husband (who was Jewish) surprised me and the kids one year with a Christmas tree— in a box.
#6. I have pictures of me sitting on Santa’s lap as a child. And as an adult.
#7. I love Christmas songs. Especially singing them.
#8. When I was a kid, I sang Christmas songs but I would never pronounce the word “Christ”– because I was afraid something bad would happen to me.
#9. I love getting Christmas cards with family pictures. Except the ones that include annual summaries of astounding achievements by your children.
#10. This post is a repeat from last Christmas.