#1. I'm Jewish. So actually I have no business writing about Christmas. Or confessions.
#2. I grew up in a kosher home. We also hung stockings and got presents Christmas morning.
#3. My husband is Christian and we always have Christmas dinner with his parents. He doesn't mind that we don't have a Christmas tree.
#4. I always yearned for a Christmas tree.
#5. I stopped yearning for a tree when my first husband surprised me and the kids one year with a Christmas tree in a box.
#6. I have pictures of me sitting on Santa's lap as a child. And as an adult.
#7. I love Christmas songs. Especially singing them.
#8. When I was a kid, I was afraid something bad would happen to me if I said the word "Christ" when I sang Christmas songs.
#9. I love getting Christmas cards with family pictures. Except the ones that include those annual summaries of astounding achievements by your children.
#10. I am a last minute shopper. This year I don't even have a list yet.