I know it’s not just me. It seems everyone complains that the “Christmas Season” is starting earlier and earlier. And we know the push is all about promoting retail sales-but it seems we get swept up into the happy chaos of it all, whether we want to or not. Ironically, even with the extra time imposed upon us all, I am still down to the wire attempting to pull off the “perfect” Christmas. Again. Whatever that means.
A Charlie Brown Christmas has been around as long as I can remember. I was seven years old when it originally aired in 1965. And lest we think our crazy, busy world is a new problem, he reminds us that this holiday frustration, this search for real meaning, is (at least) as old as the baby boom generation who inherited it. Watching it last week was a reminder that its truths are universal. We relate to every character. Even here at Pulliam Morris.
It’s party time. We’ve all been busy enjoying time with friends, family, and clients. Dances and parties are a great part of the holidays! After work gym classes can wait until January.
But this is also our busy time at PM. We start in the early fall getting work done with our eye on holiday deadlines. It gets a little frantic as we get closer to Christmas, but we all work together and somehow we manage to get our projects done!
Rick and David are tireless in their efforts to take direction from 10 designing women and please them all simultaneously. While they can get a little cranky with us at times, they are great at their job and are so patient with us. Santa should be very good to them!
There’s not a soul reading this who doesn’t know what this image represents and what Linus is about to say. But even if we know it, lets take a minute and read it again. And I know each of you can hear the voice of Linus, as he tells us (and Charlie Brown), in that beautiful and familiar King James Version, what Christmas is all about.
“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Pulliam Morris!