Christmas in our household is with the best family member of all, the one who respects our foibles and loves us in spite of them.
The one who says bring the dogs even when she really only likes cats.
The one who puts out the Schnauzer dog decoration dressed in traditional Santa costume among her much more classical nutcrackers and Christmas cats.
The one who gives up her own bed and sleeps on an inflated air mattress so the family is comfortable.
The one who puts up the Christmas tree and gets out the red place mats and the Christmas tableware and turns on the fireplace even when the weather is 60 degrees so we can FEEL Christmas.
Christmas in our household is shared with the one we love -- and who loves us in return.
We leave on Monday to celebrate Christmas. We can feel the love already!