Things that thawed my icy heart on Christmas:
Letting the wife pick Christmas music in the car.
Seeing an inflatable Santa Claus in the yard.
Smelling a tree in the Living Room.
Drywall, lots and lots of drywall.
It’s a Wonderful Life.
Kill Bill, Volumes 1 and 2.
The unrestrained joy of two little kids on the Big Day.
One of those kids repeatedly wishing me a “Merry Christmas, in jail!”.
Driving past two huge malls with absolutely empty parking lots on Christmas Day.
The attendant awful restaurants in the shopping mall parking lots also empty.
My brother-in-law’s baptism.
“Delmar’s been saved!”