I don’t know about you, but I always get especially emotional around Christmas. The spirit of giving in is in the air, and because of it I am always overcome with incredible joy. That joy is, 9 times out of 10, expressed through tears. The act of kindness that follows is no different.
WestJet did something really spectacular this year, and showed the Christmas spirit to the passengers of two Calgary-bound flights. The video, and the reactions of the passengers, truly speaks for itself. My favourite is the lady who received a camera.
It’s no mystery to anyone who knows me that I love Christmas. I put up the tree on November 12th. I listen to Christmas music year round. I make meals out of Gingerbread Oreos, partly because I have to enjoy them while I can and partly because it’s finals. I am not ashamed to say that Elf is my favourite movie. No, not my favourite Christmas movie. My favourite movie. Period.
With all of my love for Christmas type things, my favourite tradition is going to Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Cafe Christmas. I have a love for all things Canadian, as well as all things Christmas. New and old stories of Dave and Morley, Stuart McLean’s perfect narrative voice, and festive music by a Canadian band that is showcased. Does it get any better?
Last night was the 2013 edition of my favourite tradition. Usually, it’s just mom and me. Last night we brought along Curtis and my dad. The boys loved it – as I thought they would, and really, how can you not?
Stuart read some great new stories, two of which focused largely on Mary Turlington (my favourite character). I was over the moon with Christmas spirit. The Good Lovelies, a great Canadian band who recently won a Juno for best Roots/Traditional Album of the year, were a great complement to the Vinyl Cafe stories. Check out one of their Christmas songs here:
Last night was the perfect break that I needed headed into finals week. A little Christmas cheer goes a long way.