Let It Go!

sb10067750g-001Several Christmases ago I was feeling stressed as a ran errands and listened to Christmas music in my car. The song “Let It Snow” came on and without thinking I found myself singing along to the tune. When it came to the chorus, without thinking I changed the words and began singing “Let it go, let it go, let it go!”

That was the beginning of simplifying Christmas for me.

That year I decided not to do Christmas cards. The following year I reduced the amount of holiday baking I did. This year I have about one half the decorations up in the house.

This is a “less is more” mindset for me.  Less stress means more time for Jesus in my holiday season. That’s a gain that’s positive for me and my family in many ways.

The next time you hear “Let It Snow” on the radio, sing along with me the new words that will give you freedom in the holidays: “Let it go, let it go, let it go!”

What about you? What are you letting go of this Christmas to make room for the birth of Christ in your heart? 


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4 thoughts on “Let It Go!

  1. This year I’ve been forced to really embrace that! We are moving on January 2nd from the south suburbs of Chicago to southern Wisconsin. I have 2 boys, ages 9 and 6 who still believe in santa so the 2 trees are up and the big jolly red man will make an appearance Christmas morning. However, I’ve been quite frank with family about how I’d love to see them all, but I have to spend most of my time packing. So trips are going to be shorter or may not happen this year. And since our house is yet to sell (and my hubby’s already been up there since August) our budget for gifts is WAY less than in previous years! I’m only doing cards this year so/as to give everyone our new address 🙂 2 birds-1 stone! 🙂 Cookie baking may happen once we are in our apartment in Wisconsin….who says it can’t happen after Christmas?

  2. This year Christmas is being dictated by our new grandson who was born at 25 weeks gestation weighing 1lb 11oz. He is now 6 weeks old and weighs 2lbs 14oz and is doing well, praise God! He is still very fragile and I’m trying to help my daughter as much as she will let me. She has 4 daughters, too. I am trying to get some presents for the kids finished but Christmas will not be like it was planned in my head……….which actually gives me more time to contemplate the true meaning of the holidays. I am not committing to anything as my priority is being there for my family when needed. The one thing we have made a commitment to is one that can be broken and we will be forgiven as they would totally understand.