During this time of year, I can’t help but share with you a tradition that I have started a few years ago. It is a Christmas tradition, and it involves watching every recorded Christmas memory from the past. And in all of the 21 Christmases that have been recorded on the video camera, there are 11 hours of footage in all.
So the Ghost of Christmas Past doesn’t even need to pay me a visit. The memories can be easily revisited by putting in a DVD and watching whichever volume I want. My thanks go to my brother for taking on the task of recording all of the video camera tapes onto DVDs. A project that he took on a few years ago.
Tonight, I will be watching the Christmases from 2001 to 2008. I have already watched the Christmases of 1999 and 2000 with him, and have watched the Christmases of 1988, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998 over the last couple nights.
Muse: That’s a lot of memories!
It surely is, and I will have the remainder of them watched tomorrow.
Muse: It’s so great to look back and reflect on memories.
It’s quite fun to do, actually. It reminds of things that I have done in the past that I otherwise could not remember.
Muse: Speaking of memories, I will go watch some of mine.
You have your own home movies?
Muse: Yes. And believe it or not, every Christmas has been recorded! Even the ones from when I was a baby….
I’m impressed. The first Christmas I have is from when I was four….
Muse: Well, every one of them is there, and I’m going to go watch them. I’ll watch every one of them from four months to age five. Enjoy your shift!
I’ll try. Today’s high is going to be 31 degrees and the silver lining will be watching some more Christmas footage later on.
To those of you who love reflecting on the fond memories of the past, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.
Muse: Man! I didn’t realize how whiny I was at four months! I guess I was….