I'm a total sucker for Christmas: I still believe in Santa Claus—in fact, I believe more deeply than I did as a kid. I still cry every time I watch It's A Wonderful Life (my favorite movie of all time) and the sublime 1951 version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol (perhaps the most perfect story ever written). Opening the doors of our home to family and friends on Christmas Day, gathering together in the glow of the Christmas tree, I feel a sense of profound faith and world-transforming belief that transcends any one religion or spiritual path and fills my soul with hope—for myself and for everyone on the planet.
From the bottom of my heart I wish you all the merriest of Christmases, the happiest of holidays. May the year ahead bring you magic, miracles, abundance, prosperity, health, joy, peace...and love above all.
“And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Every One!"
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