Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Getting into the Christmas Spirit

Every December, whether sooner or later, I eventually get into the Christmas spirit. Depending upon how busy or distracted I am, some years it takes me longer than others. This is one of those years. I usually like to get my modest Christmas decorations up on Thanksgiving weekend, but this year, I didn't get around to it until last night. And although, amazingly, I'm completely finished with my Christmas shopping and have mailed all my out-of-town gifts already, even that hasn't quite filled me with the holiday spirit.

But one thing that's sure to do the trick is my son Willl's Christmas Chorale Concert tomorrow night. He sings in a 15-member Men's Choir, and a 72-member Concert Choir, with a performance by the Chamber Singers in between. They always put on a lovely show, and the singers all look so elegant in their gowns and tuxedos.

And tonight, as I admire the basket of brightly wrapped gifts and the twinkling garland that now surrounds my bookshelf, I think I feel it starting it already.