Merry Christmas! And a song.

Merry Christmas, my dears. I hope you are able to spend the day with friends and family members who make you feel relaxed and loved. I also hope that you cross paths with at least a few of the following: tasty food; fuzzy blankets; placid strolls; winter weather whose greyness makes you feel sharply, blissfully alive; a fireplace radiating warmth; pine scents; fresh snow; old snow; heat-seeking cuddly pets; &c.

Here is one of my favorite Christmas songs, which is just the right combination of reflective, sentimental, and mildly funny: