It’s coming up. ‘Tis the season to be busy. There are parties to attend, presents to buy and/or make, meals to cook, traditions to celebrate, family to visit, and a million and one other things to do. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year, but no sooner does the holiday season come upon that it quickly becomes a faint memory and we find ourselves in a New Year.
Over the years, my family’s holidays have changed due to demanding work schedules and expanding families. What once was a week-long family vacation has since been reduced to just a few blissful days. Although the days are minimal, we cherish the time we are able to spend together and embrace our holiday traditions. One tradition that remains strong in my family is to pour a Pendleton neat, sit next to the fire, and watch “National Lampoon’s: Christmas Vacation”. The number of times I have seen this movie is borderline offensive, yet it is a movie that I will never tire of watching. The obscurity of Clark Griswold’s quest for the “perfect” Christmas has always brought good humor, but it is the underlying message of togetherness that makes it a family favorite. Being able to relax with the family, enjoy an aperitif, and laugh over Uncle Eddie’s ridiculous social graces (or lack thereof) make the craziness of the holiday season well worth it.
Happy Holidays to all – may you relish this time of the year with your loved ones and celebrate your favorite holiday tradition with a glass of Pendleton.