Happy New Year to one and all!
As I am writing this column a few days before Christmas, I can’t actually report on any of the goings-on for the past few weeks, but it was suggested that I share my family’s traditions during the holiday season.
For me, the real magic is Christmas Eve. For as long as I can remember, it has been my very favourite day of the year. One of my personal long-standing traditions is to watch the old classic “Miracle on 34th Street” on Christmas Eve day. That evening, we go to Christmas Eve service at the United Church (either in Quyon or Beechgrove – this year it was in Beechgrove). It is always a special service that ends with the congregation singing “Silent Night” by candlelight accompanied by Rolly Bernier on guitar. I get goosebumps just thinking about how special that moment is.
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