Many Christmas traditions have come and gone from my life, depending on age and circumstances. How many years does one engage in an activity before that activity becomes a habit, and then that habit becomes a tradition? In the last few years, between the shopping, the preparations of the Christmas feast, and various church activities, I have taken to watching the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy. Tonight I begin with The Fellowship of the Ring, tomorrow The Two Towers, and then on Christmas night after the guests have gone I will watch The Return of the King.
For some reason, this just seems right for the season.