My family’s favorite holiday: Christmas Adam
In a galaxy far, far away (apartment buildings in Exton) a long, long time ago (25 years), my parents and their friends, just out of college, wanted to celebrate Christmas together. Due to family commitments both the 24th and 25th of December were booked.
They settled on December 23rd— before they all had to leave and celebrate with their families. Together, they had their own time to be with friends and then have the chance to be with their families and Christ on the 24th and 25th.
They found the perfect tradition and it just needed a name. Some refer to December 23rd as Christmas Eve Eve. In 1997, Seinfeld provided the day with the cult holiday of Festivus.
Yet, my family and our friends refer to the day as Christmas Adam. In Scripture, it was Adam and Eve, so it only makes sense to put Adam next to Eve on the calendar. Right?
Growing up my parents would throw big parties for that day. I remember preparing for the day each year. While we cleaned up the house (a very stressful task) everyone in my family still had big smiles on their faces.
Friends we had not seen all year joined us for the Christmas Adam festivities. Parents talked and laughed upstairs, while the kids ran around the basement playing hide and seek.
Later in the night, everyone would play in a quiz game that my dad had prepared before the party. The quiz was made up easy multiple choice questions, but the possible answers included names of the people at the party. Laughter was contagious.
The night culminated with a delicious ice cream bar, and kids do really love ice cream.
As we have all gotten older and everyone has gone their separate ways the parties have ended.
Yet, everyone remembers Christmas Adam. Every year, texts are still sent wishing all a “Merry Christmas Adam”.
Christmas Adam is the time to put all stress of the Christmas season to the side and just chat with friends and have a great time laughing. So, each December 23, wish someone a Merry Christmas Adam and enjoy the initial confused look on their face, then spread the good word.
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