Most might not know, but November has to be one of my favorite months. My family would say it’s because it is my birthday month, but really I think November pulls us out of our work and school funks and starts shaping us for the holidays. A time where we gather together to celebrate the end of the year.
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November has brought us into our yearly month of thanks with our loved ones. One of my favorite passages about November is the following:
“In November, people are good to each other. They carry pies to each other’s homes and talk by crackling woodstoves, sipping mellow cider. They travel very far on a special November day just to share a meal with one another and to give thanks for their many blessings – for the food on their tables and the babies in their arms.” ― Cynthia Rylant, In November
Families are made up of many different types of personalities, traditions and relationships. Going to one family Christmas can look completely different than another. When I started having holidays with my wife’s family everything seemed foreign, I mean who has enchiladas for Christmas lunch?! But needless to say, I treasure that tradition. Much like Fuller House on Netflix, our family is pieced together by people who are blood and those who are not. We have all different shapes and sizes, colors and beliefs —but we are family.
During this holiday season, I encourage you to gather your family and watch families on shows like Fuller House, Gilmore Girls, and Parenthood on Netflix. They help remind us of the special traditions and holiday specials we are a part off! Now, if you and your mom used to watch Gilmore Girls on the couch long ago when it was on air, like my wife and oldest daughter did, you should be calling and making that over due Mommy—Daughter date! Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is on Netflix now and ready to be enjoyed with your favorite person… paired with hot cocoa and blankets!