Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Tonight we went to our church’s traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. It’s a Unitarian Universalist church, so that means the service is more lighthearted than most. Tonight’s service was a mixed holiday bag: part Nativity story, part carol sing, part special performances, and finishing up with a dimmed church and the passing of the flame from candle to candle while we sing Silent Night in the dark. The service yesterday morning was solstice-themed, because we UUs like to cover all of our spiritual bases, but tonight’s brought out all of us who don't consider our Christmas complete without singing the traditional hymns of our youth. Now it’s 10:30, my big kids will be clowning around and playing video games and watching TV till who knows when, and it’s time for me to call it a night. Here’s wishing you all a wonderful Christmas, and a New Year filled with health and happiness. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!