Becki was four. She wanted to play that December afternoon but Mother pushed her aside. “Becki I’m too busy today. There are presents to buy and cakes to bake and rooms to clean. It’s Christmas time you know.” So Becki played alone. When Daddy came home she rushed to the door with arms outstretched. ready for her usual hug and kiss. But Daddy’s arms were already full of boxes and bags. “OOoo for me?” she gasped. “NO... for later. It’s Christmas you know. Run along now.” So Becki played along. At supper both Mommy and Daddy were so busy talking and planning the Christmas celebration what with Grandma and Grandpa and all the relatives coming over, that Becki couldn’t get their attention. So she reached for the butter by herself. Somehow her elbow got all tangled up with her milk glass and over it went. “Oh Becki... not tonight,” Mommy moaned. Everything is so busy...it’s Christmas time! Run on to bed now. I’ll be there in a minute to help you say your prayers. “ She was already kneeling when Mommy walked in. Becki’s prayer was simple. “God forgive us our Christmases as we forgive those who Christmas against us.” Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the season keep you from the spirit of Christmas. This Christmas be the Santa in you. Merry Christmas.