When we sit down for our Christmas dinner we always start with a prayer and blessing our loved ones who are with us and who have passed and blessing baby Jesus (not in a Will Ferrel way either). Then we toast. This year I failed miserably at being prepared. Some people might overlook the toast and think it not important but I love the pomp and circumstance of it all. It invites people in no matter what faith you might practice to start the meal… a special meal… as special as the people that are at your table. It is one childhood memory that I love for I was able to drink a little sparkling cider or wine out of an “adult” glass. With a little research here are a few I might offer:
- I know I've wished you this before But every year I wish it more, A Merry Christmas.
- May we all be blessed with love from one, friendship from many and goodwill from all.
- Here’s to Christmas, the season which requires Fowl murder to promote peace and good will.
- Success to our hopes and enjoyment to our wishes.
- May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart.
- Joy to the world-and especially to you.
- Give me the nymph who no beauty can boast,
But health and good humor to make me my toast.
- "Heap on more wood!-the wind is chill
But let it whistle as it will,
We'll keep our Christmas merry still."
-Sir Walter Scott
- or better yet…..
Dear 8 pounds 6 ounces... new born infant jesus, don't even know a word yet.
- Ricky Bobby in Talladega Nights
So light the candles, fill the glasses, say a prayer and offer up a toast. Merry Christmas everyone.