Merry “Pandemic” Christmas! [Year Two]

December 21, 2021

Merry Christmas to Everyone Who Celebrates!

We are ready here!

Santa's Sidekick

Merry Christmas book friends! I certainly didn’t think we’d still be dealing with the Pandemic again this Christmas. Because the Omicron variant is surging in our area, we will again limit big family gatherings and celebrate the birth of Jesus in quieter, smaller ways.

There’s a meme going around that says “2022 is pronounced 2020 too” ….. I just want 2020 in the history books! I definitely want to see the terms and conditions of 2022 before I get too excited! We’re all vacinated and boosted at my house and I hope you are also keeping safe in ways that make sense for you.

As I reflect on 2021, I realize that blogging and sharing book reviews with you has brought me a tremendous amount of joy. I greatly appreciate your support, comments, likes, and shares! Thank you! I treasure the virtual friendships that blogging has brought into my life!

At Christmastime, we have HOPE and JOY and whatever your traditions, I wish each of you healthy and safe holiday celebrations.

Emmanuel…God With Us

I’m taking a few days off this week and I’ll be back on 12/28 with my favorites of the year post. Until then….here are a few of my favorite songs….

Luke Bryan, O Holy Night

Josh Groban, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

(my fav verse)

And ye, beneath life’s crushing load,
Whose forms are bending low,
Who toil along the climbing way
With painful steps and slow,
Look now! for glad and golden hours
come swiftly on the wing.
O rest beside the weary road,
And hear the angels sing!

Do you love Flash Mobs?

“Hallelujah Chorus”

Merry Christmas


  1. Merry Christmas to you and yours Carol. Stay Safe and I will continue to pray for an end or at least to get a handle on Covid for 2022. πŸ€—πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸ’–

  2. I want 2020 in the history books, too (I think you see what I did there). When the pandemic first started, I thought it would last two years; people thought I was crazy. Now it seems that I significantly underestimated the time frame. I wish I had been wrong.

    I’m having a low-key Christmas with my husband and son. South Florida usually has a huge influx of tourists for the holidays, so I won’t be going out that much until the New Year. With the Omicron variant spreading, it’s just not worth the risk.

    One thing that has brought me a lot of joy this year has been reading. I branched out to read different genres, and followed various bloggers/podcasts to find new interesting books. Thank you so much for your blog and your informative reviews.

    Happy holidays to you and your family!

    • Awww! I’m thrilled to hear that my blog and reviews have been a small part of your reading journey this year! Thank goodness for reading during this pandemic!

      It’s been lovely talking with you this year! Merry Christmas Adrienne! πŸŽ„πŸŽ

  3. I love O Holy Night and Luke Bryan’s version was amazing. Thanks for sharing that.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Carol! Just seeing Santa’s sidekick makes me ready!

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