Evergreen, twinkle lights, candles,
rich foods and deserts.
Making merry with sweet stories, heartfelt music, and making gifts for loved ones.
Red packages built into homes for stuffed reindeer.
Company here. Guests there.
Friends. Family. Friends. Family.
A time to see almost everyone.
Drinks, laughter, stories shared, gifts given.
A time for thinking of others.
A time to focus on creating light during the darkest days of the year.
Days that are full to the brim with merriment, that tends to last long into the night as well.
This is Christmas.