This is a time of year when people of different religious preferences and different cultures celebrate Holidays that are important to them. While the focus of the celebrations may differ, the underlying sentiment at this time of the year seems to be one of inclusive friendship and camaraderie.
I hope that everyone has the opportunity to celebrate the Holiday of their preference this year with family and with people who are important to them. Here in Curmudgeon Central, the preferred celebration is Christmas. However, our celebration of Christmas has no intention of interfering with anyone else’s celebration of Chanukah or the Winter Solstice or Kwanza or anything else that happens around now.
And, after everyone gets to celebrate their Holiday with family and friends, allow me to wish everyone a very happy, healthy, safe and prosperous year in 2010.