Memory – This is a tie between Colorado sleigh rides, snow skiing, and Fondue with the Family at 11,000 feet in Keystone, Colorado, and Hawaiian Beaches and Luaus with the family
Verse – Luke 2: 8-14
Movie – Tied between Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, & It’s a Wonderful Life
Memory – Spending Christmas in Hawaii with our kids. No gifts, just touring the island and enjoying activities and being together
Verse – For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6
Movie – A Christmas Carol, 1951 version
Memory – Christmas with Jenna and my son, Rhonan, last year after we had just celebrated his 1st birthday. It was so much fun watching his facial expressions. I’m pretty sure Christmas 2020 will be even more fun since he’s talking a lot and has way more personality than last year.
Verse – But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. – Galatians 4:4-5
Movie – Elf (come on, this is funny every time, every year)
Memory – My wife and I enjoy taking our five kids out each year, the day after Thanksgiving, to select our family Christmas tree together! It won’t be much longer and some of them will be starting families of their own, and we will look back on these times fondly.
Verse – Isaiah 9:6-7
Movie – Polar Express is a must watch each year for our family.
Memory – Being with the WHOLE family to celebrate
Verse – Away in a Manger
Movie – It’s A Wonderful Life
Memory – I lived in an RV, traveling the country, for several for the early years of my life. One year, we stayed in Key Largo, Florida for Christmas. Simple. Small. Beautiful. Surrounded by my family. Plus, the beach was the greatest.
Verse – But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. – Galatians 4:4-5
Movie – Home Alone
Memory – We drove through New Orleans last year. The city was decorated so beautifully. We had our dog and our son, Rhonan, with us. Rhoni got to try beignets for the first time, and we found the most amazing vegan cajun restaurant. NOLA is a unique city with such a different culture.
Verse – Mary responded, ‘Oh, how my soul praises the Lord. How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior! For he took notice of his lowly servant girl, and from now on all generations will call me blessed. For the Mighty One is holy, and he has done great things for me.’ Luke 1:46-49
Movie – Elf or Christmas Vacation