Tonight, the Rockefeller Christmas tree will brighten up the New York sky. Towering over 77 feet tall, its caretakers remember when it was once a small sapling planted in 1957 in Orange County, New York. "I always said, 'You're going to be up in Rockefeller Center someday and you're going to be a beautiful tree… Continue reading A CALL TO SHINE BRIGHT

Song 1: Little Wood Guitar (Sugarland)

Watch video here:Little Wood Guitar by Sugarland We start our journey together through the Christmas jukebox with one tune that isn't as popular as the others that we will reflect on together in the coming days. Today, we give our attention to the song, Little Wood Guitar, by Sugarland. The country duo of Jennifer Nettles… Continue reading Song 1: Little Wood Guitar (Sugarland)


The tree is lit, the ornaments hung. A few details remain, but the Christmas season is in full force in our Queens home. I am not sure when I fell in love with Christmas. On first thought, ¬†opening presents Christmas morning floods my recollection. I can recall that feeling when I opened a handheld television… Continue reading WHY I LOVE CHRISTMAS


When can I put up the tree? It is also known as the November question in the Walters home. When the calendar flips after Halloween, it is the question. Most would answer, "not yet." I ask, "why not?" I love Thanksgiving by the way, ¬†I simply do not see the tree as taking anything away… Continue reading THE CASE FOR AN EARLY CHRISTMAS