This is the year no one will make a face when they open a gift, the kids won't have a single fight, the turkey will be cooked to perfection and Uncle Thomas won't have that extra glass of wine that makes him jump into a rousing chorus of 99 bottles of beer. Cousin Maude and her husband won't threaten divorce again as they do every Christmas and the baby will prove that he is truly potty trained. This one will be perfect.
And it will be. Who cares about the little squabbles and the not so perfect pie or the scorch marks that have to be cut off the gingerbread? It's all part of family, and family is what makes this Christmas and every other one perfect in its own way.
So grab a glass of eggnog and toast the day.
Merry Christmas to all!