It’s deja vu. Once again, the yuletide season is upon us. It has  made its presence known with blustery winds toppling a few frail trees and flower pots. And for some  of us who are too busy to store away last year’s decorations, lights and trimmings, not to worry. The Christmas season is already here. Just get them in gear.

It’s the time to make those amazing cookies. Yes, the ones that are extra chewy with the input of pecan strewn all over them. Oh, as for those fruit cakes, the thought of eating them sends my palate on sweet overdrive. Ahhh, please remember, don’t hold back on the spirits. Got to have the smooth taste of rum along with red wine. A slash of brandy will do fine.

Turn up the stereo and put on the noels. A little ‘Jingle Bell’ always gets everyone jolly. The ’12 Days of Christmas is a must, and all those new and traditional refrains will get one in the mood just right. ‘Oh Holy Night’ will never get old. No one can forget ‘Away in a Manager’. the list goes on and on.

Ready or not, Christmas season has arrived. Time to fetch that perfect ham, the one with the spiral cuts and orange and sugar glaze. Ready or not, Christmas season has arrived once more. It’s time to shop for that special gift for those who mean a lot and for those who are unfortunate.

And while you gather with your family and friends throughout the season, do remember the main reason for this celebration. It’s all about the Christ child, Jesus.

Published by bblake10

I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food. Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds. I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones. I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food. Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.

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