Christmas is What You Make of it – Weekly Column

Here’s this week’s column. Look, I figured out how to paste in the real version! It’s amazing what you can learn from a five-year-old.



  1. Annie, this made me tear up! (I have a heart sometimes.) I think so many people get forgotten at this time of year.

    Thank you for a beautiful column.

  2. Beautiful. Thanks for that.

  3. That was great, I love to read your weekly column. . . have a nice christmas!

  4. What a sweet story.

  5. Precious. You, the family in that story, your column. All of it. Good work.

  6. I’m with Kristina—there were tears. I suppose I should stop reading blogs at work if I don’t want to cry in public…

    Thank you for the story.

  7. Thanks for the reminders of what true holiday joy is!

  8. thanks for sharing your story! That was a wonderful reminder

  9. Aw, look at you now, with a grundle of kids and a hot secret agent husband who’s even home for the holidays. Yay for you!

  10. Nice column…how sad that we frequently need to be reminded of things like this.

  11. Good work. And good thing you posted it, since they have apparently suspended my Vidette subscription until payment is received.

    (No worries, the check is in the mail)

  12. Annie,

    What a great message! Thank you!!

    Love ya,

  13. Well said.

  14. You are amazing!!!! Thank you for sharing!

  15. Sweet. Luckily tears are temporary but pleather is forever.