We Say Merry Christmas, Tree Lighting

by December 2, 2008 • 2 comments

The Christmas Spirit filled the air with smells of pine and cookies arousing our senses.  Hundreds of people came to watch as their children and their neighbor’s children sang carols on platform risers with smiles on their faces and sugar rushing through their veins.

Churches and schools from all over Panama City Beach served sweets of all kinds on decorated tables.  The choice of beverage was consitently a clear soda mixed with a sherbert and fruit concentrate.  A few had cake, but most had cookies.

Young boys and girls walked around with overflowing plates of treats, surely spoiling their dinner, but nobody cared, it’s Christmas.  I had my fair share of sweets, and definately spoiled my dinner.

This time of year always seems to bring such joy.  Smiles were everywhere and so were friends.

Santa arrived in his lighted chariot with a huge motorized ladder attached to the top, ideal for boarding his sleigh should Rudolf be reluctant to drop below an altitude of 100 feet.  As he walked in, kids of all ages gleamed with dreams of presents under the tree.

The tree was lit with much fanfair and excitement.  As the lights came to life, the eyes of lookers-on sparkeled.  Christmas is officially here, the tree at Frank Brown Park had been lit.

Merry Christmas everyone.

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1 Lori December 9, 2008 at 8:55 am

I enjoyed this holiday message. I sure wish we could be there to enjoy it with you all.

I want to say, “Thank You”! Thank you for saying “Merry Christmas” and not “Happy Holidays”! More and more, folks are saying Happy Holidays for fear of offending someone who may not share our faith in the Lord Jesus and His birth. But as the saying goes, He is the reason for the season. I do realize that there are other holidays happening at the same time of year. Chanukah, Kwanza, New Years. But modern thinking individuals try to play the politcally correct card during one of the most blessed holidays. So they prefer to use the phrase Happy Holidays. I applaud anyone that is aware enough to say Merry Christmas. We’d all be in a world of hurt without it. I say Merry Christmas to you and yours!


2 Ellen December 4, 2009 at 11:41 pm

Merry Christmas! I think you will enjoy this fun new music video (family friendly) – a Christmas Anthem for the NON-Politically Correct!