This time of year does not belong to the Christians. It does not belong to the Jews. It does not belong to the Mexicans. It's a time filled with many traditions from all over the world and from many religions. And while there are plenty of folks shouting from the rooftops about putting the Christ back in Christmas, at our household this year we're celebrating a little bit of everything.
In celebration of Feliz Navidad and AdRi's heritage, we're making some Arroz con Leche for breakfast. This evening, we'll have a meal celebrating Christmas (with a classic stuffing and a salad), Hannukuh (pot roast), Joyous Celebration-celebrating my swiss heritage (raclette cheese melted at the table and eaten over broccoli), and Kwanza will be celebrated with Jamaican coffee brownies later tonight. And in honor of Festivus, there will be the airing of grievances. Finally, in honor of commercialism, we'll be attending the after-Christmas sales tomorrow.
And you thought I was kidding? Never, peeps. I wish you all the very best in this lovely holiday season, no matter where you may be from or what religion you may celebrate, or don't. Because the true spirit of this time of year is love for each other, and tolerance for our differences, something we all could use a little more of all year 'round.
Peace to you and yours.