I was thrilled to be invited to Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbord Invitation blog and share a Christmas story of my own. Sally is running a Smorgasbord of Christmas reading, music, books and authors, and various entertainment. I hope you enjoy my story and when you continue reading at Sally’s blog, have a look around and see all the goodies she has going on, something for everyone.
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Childhood Christmas Wishes and My First Biggest Tree by D.G. Kaye
As each December approached, I’d take in the views of the glorious glow of Christmas lights and decorations sprouted everywhere, from the street light posts to the homes we’d pass while driving by them, sparkling in all their glory. I was a child and wanted so badly to be part of Christmas.
Coming from a family that didn’t practice much of religion, and having Orthodox Jewish grandparents on my paternal side, didn’t afford me the luxury of having a Christmas tree. This didn’t mean that I didn’t love Christmas and all special festivities I’d witnessed on TV and from visiting friend’s homes who celebrated. I envied the kids who spent fun times with their families, doing traditional holiday things such as wrapping presents, singing carols and most especially, decorating the tree. Oh how I longed to have a bright and sparkly Christmas tree in my home.
When I was very young I didn’t understand why I couldn’t be a part of the festive season, and nobody explained religion to me, other than being told by CONTINUE READING . . .