I think that the days leading up to Christmas is a season where we try to keep each other cheered up, remind each other that we're all in the same boat, and that we've got each other's back. We may not feel naturally joyful for Christmas, but it's about finding joy wherever we can.
Some photos from the children's Christmas concert presented by the elementary school students:
These square-dancing kindergarteners were so cute, it brought actual tears to my eyes.
Everyone is dressed so sharply!
Drum dancing and singing in Innuinaqtun
Hey there, dancing Santa!
Our friends also had an Ugly Sweater Party. How's our Christmas sweaters?
I'm wearing two sweaters here!
Then of course there's gingerbread house decorating with the kids. So much candy. So, so, so much candy.
I was there to "help out" - and by helping out, I mean decorate my own gingerbread house. Here's what mine looked like. As you can see, I spent a lot more time on the landscaping than the actual house itself.
And then, suddenly, SANTA ARRIVED!
We've seen Santa around town before. We live awfully close to the North Pole, you know? He claims his name is "Gary" but I know the truth behind that white beard and that jolly smile.
Santa, me, and another Christmas sweater
Happy Holidays, everyone!