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Category:  Christmas

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The Best Christmas Gift

By Nikki Willhite

www.allthingsfrugal.com

I have to admit, when I watch television, I rarely watch commercials. I developed this talent when I was in college and had some extremely boring professors. I learned to let my mind go elsewhere, while appearing to be attentively listening to what they were saying.

If you were to watch me while I was watching television, you would catch me doing the same thing. During commercials I start thinking of other things, and usually donít hear a word. This amazes my husband, who canít seem to grasp how I do it.

Recently, however, a commercial got my attention. It affected me emotionally, and reminded me of one of the best things about Christmas.

You have probably seen this commercial. I donít watch much television, so if Iíve seen it, it must run a lot. It is a commercial for a major retail store. Here is how it goes.

A young lady is talking on the phone to her family right before Christmas. She is obviously living away from her family and missing them. She is sad that she wonít be with them for the holidays.

I believe she is talking to her mother, who asks her if she has received the presents that were sent to her.

The young lady responds that she hasnít, and the mother expresses concern that they should have arrived by now. She suggests that she check her doorstep.

At this point, the young lady opens her front door, and there is her family on her doorstep, come to celebrate the Christmas season with her.

This is where I get emotionally affected. What a surprise! This never happened to me, but can imagine how wonderful it would be.

After this point, the commercial becomes meaningless. There is an attempt to show the joy of sharing of presents, but it falls flat! The best gift has already been given.

So once again I am reminded that the best Christmas gifts are not the ones you buy in the store. Money canít buy them. They are gifts of love, family, time spent together, and a child born in a manger, many years ago,

These are the BEST Christmas gifts

 

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