And So This Is Christmas!   Leave a comment

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By Tim Hauserman

Christmas and the holiday season is a mixed bag of joys and frustrations, priceless memories and travel headaches. One moment we are madly rushing around town picking up all those presents and food that we forgot, the next we are swooning with pride watching Tahoe kids dancing to the Nutcracker or playing in the high school holiday music performance.

The trick of course is to not let the crazy hustle and bustle get in the way of enjoying the good stuff: Getting together with family and friends and expressing gratitude, love and faith. And faith not just in the religious sense, but faith in each other, our community and the future.

For me, Christmas is an opportunity to see my daughters. They live in Boston and Los Angeles with full time jobs, so I don’t get to see them anywhere near as much as I would like. But they try very hard to make it back to Tahoe for Christmas. They come because, for them, Christmas isn’t really Christmas unless they are at Lake Tahoe.

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A Tahoe Christmas usually means snow, but even if there is no snow, there is still tromping through the woods on a crisp day searching for the perfect Charlie Brown Christmas tree. There are cold evenings with the stars shining much brighter in the sky than you will find amongst the lights of the city. And for my girls, there are a bunch of their long since moved away high school friends who also return to town this time of year, because Christmas is Tahoe.

Tahoe and Truckee are places that allow you to focus on the simple traditions that make the holidays special: Singing Christmas carols and gazing at gingerbread houses. Freezing your butt off while tromping through snow, followed by a snuggle close to a warm fire to thaw away the chill. Or howling at the moon with a shot of Schnapps…oh, wait, the rest of you guys don’t do that? Then you must create your own crazy Tahoe Christmas traditions.

May you find your own special holiday here in the mountains, and may you find inner peace, love, friendship and a whole lotta laughter in the year ahead.

From All of us here at Your Friend in High Places, Merry Christmas to All, and to All a Good Night.

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THINK OF ME, LYNN RICHARDSON, FOR ALL OF YOUR LAKE TAHOE AND TRUCKEE REAL ESTATE NEEDS!

 

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