12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar – December 4

December 4 – Jill Colby


This is a little embarrassing, but what the heck? Christmas carols are about embarrassing, right? No one can make fun of you for being sentimental or overly nostalgic because these are Christmas songs! My favorite Christmas song ever is Christmas Time is Here. You might not recognize the name, but you know the tune. It’s the music used in A Charlie Brown Christmas. Every time I hear it, I immediately think of little kids skating in circles on a little frozen pond. I tend to play it during quiet moments in class, and the kids really seem to respond to it.


The second that piano music starts, you might as well throw in the towel. The Christmas season has begun. I don’t care if snow has fallen yet, I don’t care if it’s still seventy degrees outside, I don’t care if it’s still a week until Thanksgiving. That song means the holiday season has begun.


This won’t be my first Christmas with Patricia, but it will be our first Christmas as domestic partners. I think we’ll get up early on Christmas morning, cuddle in bed for a while, and play our favorite carols until Michael forced us to join the real world. I hope your Christmas is as peaceful and full of love as I know mine will be.


Jill Colby appears in short stories Doing Laundry on Valentine’s Day, Rounding Home, Patricia’s Portrait, Fairytales of Squire’s Isle, Too Many Once Upon a Times, Separation Anxiety, and Eating Out in Squire’s Isle.