Children’s eyes sparkle only with the thought of Papa noel / Santa Claus/ Weihnachtsman – riding his sledge with Rudolf the red nose reindeer spearing ahead, packed with tons of presents on his sleigh.
“Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home! “-Charles Dickens
But unfortunately for most of us- the Magic converts into Panic of Christmas. It´s the time when kids tell Santa what they want and we adults pay for it. It seems like from a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it. Lovely thoughts of presents when and if you get them – then spiraling giving into the terror- of “what if they don’t like them” or – the quick way out- make sure you keep all the receipts or the quick way out gift certificate. Little is left of Christmas waving a magic wand over this world and us, making things look softer and more beautiful.
Perhaps its our own fault- all these expectations- family reunions we imagine being gentle, lovely which most of the time end up in screaming children fighting over their toys with the cousins, parents letting us know that we have not live up to their expectations, or your partner- who again did “not get it or exactly” what you had hoped for.
And actually we are selfish, aren’t we blessed that we have the privilege of needing to care or take care of someone- Many are alone or feel lonely- it’s the time where heart´s become lonesome- a moment when at other times you don’t mind so much not feeling like that at all.-It´s the period when you get homesick and all ways lead home.
So what is the magical rule for having a perfect Christmas? Isn´t it if “ifs” and “buts” were candy and nuts, wouldn’t it be a Merry Christmas?
Let Christmas into your heart because you will never find it under a tree. Push yourself and leave the most glorious messes in the world in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly. Don´s worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall. Stop worrying if you are doing the right thing. Like Francis C. Farley says:
“Instead of being a time of unusual behavior, Christmas is perhaps the only time in the year when people can obey their natural impulses and express their true sentiments without feeling self-conscious and, perhaps, foolish. Christmas, in short, is about the only chance a man has to be himself.“
We invite you to relive the Christmas sparkle with probably one of this season´s best commercial by the flying Dutchmen- KLM…and remember its Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. ….- have a magical holiday – Your Le City deluxe team.