All We Want For Christmas . . .

ChristmasListAn old Ann Landers column describes a 79-year-old grandfather’s Christmas wish. His 80th birthday was on Christmas Eve. He has gotten cards from all of the children, of course, but now he is looking forward to seeing them. He puts on his Sunday best to look nice when they come. He skips his daily coffee at the cafe with his golf buddies to be sure he’s home when they come.

He misses his afternoon nap and stays near the phone so he can answer it when they call. He is proud of his 5 children, 13 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Two sons and a daughter live within 10 miles of his home; the other 2 within a 30-minute’s drive.

He realizes they all lead busy lives, but today is his birthday … and Christmas Eve. He’s sure they will come! By dinnertime his youngest son and daughter-in-law visit with two of his grandchildren. He is thrilled, but holds off cutting the cake, fully expecting the rest of the family to come. Eventually his youngest son and family must leave, so they enjoy some of the cake — but leave the rest out for everyone else to enjoy. He waits and waits. By 10:30 that evening he goes to his room to prepare for bed.

Before he retires, he asks his wife of 50 years to wake him if  they come.  But the rest of his children don’t come. He’s still awake when his wife comes to bed. He tells her, “I know I got cards, and I know they are all so busy! And I know they will probably drop by tomorrow, on Christmas. But I really wanted to see them today, on my birthday.” He quickly hid a tear that trickled down his cheek, as his wife hugged and consoled him.

What do you think that man’s number one Christmas wish was? More gadgets and do-dads? A new golf bag? Or a visit on his Christmas Eve birthday, from his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren? The best Christmas gifts are the ones that can’t be purchased or wrapped.

Here’s what we want for Christmas. And if we get just one of these gifts, we will consider this Christmas the best one ever:

All we want for Christmas is:

  • the world coming to the emotional, physical, mental, financial,
    and spiritual supportpray-child of all of the families who lost loved ones in Newtown, Connecticut;
  •  a doable and sane solution to gun control in America;
  •  the globalization of hugs and handshakes;
  • consistent and sustainable peace on earth;
  •  people from Moscow to New York, Afghanistan to London, the West Bank to Hong Kong, Australia to Iraq to agree that war — and violence of any kind — are not the answer;
  • people everywhere turning hostilities into hospitality, guided missiles into mistletoe, ill will into goodwill.

All we want for Christmas is …

  • GlobalHugfor there to be an end to hunger and starvation once and for all;
  • that no child ever has to go to bed hungry;
  • that no family is in need of something to eat, or something to wear, in want of a roof over their heads, or a bed to sleep in.

All we want for Christmas is …

  • hfor all of the world’s religions to respect one another and honor the Universal Truths of all faith traditions;
  • to turn religious intolerance into spiritual unity.

All we want for Christmas is:

  • for everyone to be treated equally and for diversity to be welcomed, respected and promoted;
  • for people to be judged by the strength of their character and the depth of their spirituality and not by the color of their skin, or by their nationality, or socio-economic status, or physical disability.
  • for healthcare to be an unalienable universal right;
  • for people to be able to get the quality care they need as often as they need it for as long as they need it.

All we want for Christmas is …

  • Gift7410147for each and every one of you to enjoy truckloads of happiness, and success, and health, and peace, and joy, and prosperity all the days of your lives.
  • We want you to laugh, and giggle, and hug, and play, and sleep peacefully, and work contentedly the rest of your lives.

That’s what we want for Christmas. And we think many of you may have a similar Christmas list. We think that’s why you are drawn to this website … to make a difference … to love and be loved … to heal and be healed … to care and be cared for … to grow spiritually and to help others grow spiritually … to give and receive according to your consciousness of giving and receiving.

We enfold you in the Divine Light of Love and Peace, and affirm a beautiful, blessed holiday for you and your loved ones. May the coming year bring spiritual enrichment, opportunities for growth, and abundance of outrageous prosperity and joy!

peace on earthMerry Christmas!

Bil & Cher

About the authors: In addition to their work with The Metaphysical Website, Revs. Drs. Bil and Cher Holton also present dynamic corporate workshops, the most popular entitled “The ExtraordinaryYou!” They are prolific authors, dynamic speakers, and master facilitators. Learn more by visiting them at and

About Cher & Bil Holton

Since 1984, Cher & Bil Holton have been co-owners of The Holton Consulting Group, Inc., helping corporate and association clients enhance bottom-line results using cutting edge employee engagement. Their keynote speeches, turbo-training, and coaching sessions are practical, grounded in research, and lots of fun to boot! They are prolific authors, and take "Indiana Jones" vacations to continually stretch their limits!
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4 Responses to All We Want For Christmas . . .

  1. John Machniak says:

    I shared your message on Facebook.

    Thanks for writing it. I look forward to your blog. And, I’ll “like” you on Facebook.

    Merry Christmas,



  2. John Machniak says:

    Me again. I tried to “like” you on Facebook. What do I go to to do that?


  3. Eric says:

    Now that’s a Christmas list that I love!


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