There are wrapped presents. There is an tall tree with colorful lights and an angel on top in my parent's living room. There is laughter and a full house now with my sister and her new husband here. I made a family ElfYourself video and there was hearty chuckling from my dad. There are leisurely meals over bottles of wine and discussion of which holiday classics to watch tomorrow, and maybe the next day. There are inside jokes. There is music and singing (mostly by me.) There is warmth.
Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas.