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Hartselle Enquirer

The most wonderful time of year  

It’s nearly here! The most wonderful time of year and my absolute favorite holiday. My husband and I finally put up the Christmas tree this past weekend.  

I wanted to put it up before Thanksgiving for once in my life, but he just wasn’t having it.  

It isn’t fully decorated yet; I’m actually planning on making a trip to Hobby Lobby today so I can finish it. I probably need to set a budget before I go; that place is a trap.  

I’ve heard some great lessons recently at church on how to avoid ChristMESS. Selfish tendencies, being so busy this time of year and being too materialistic, all while forgetting about the joy of giving to others, can all contribute to that mess – and sometimes it’s hard to snap out of.  

I’ve truly enjoyed applying what I’ve learned from these lessons to my life and trying to become better.  

This time of year is about far more than me and what’s going on in my small corner of the world, after all.  

Just north of us there are hundreds of families preparing to bury their loved ones after storms ravaged their area in the middle of the night. I think about that heartache, and all of a sudden, what I’m getting and giving for Christmas is pretty low on the list of things to worry about.  

I’m looking forward to so many things that will happen these next couple of weeks – mainly more time with those who I love most in this world. Christmas movies and family traditions and hosting Christmas Eve for the first time in my very own home are among some of the holiday excitement for which I cannot wait.  

Now if anyone has tips on how to keep the cat out of the Christmas tree, I would greatly appreciate them.  

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Town of Falkville to hold Christmas in the Park Sunday

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Hartselle Holiday Market returns Saturday

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Old Hartselle post office to become event center, new home for chamber  

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‘Have a Hart’ information session to be held Dec. 2

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Spirit of Thanksgiving: Volunteers deliver 266 food bags on holiday for Meals on Wheels  

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Winter window wonderland  

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Council to interview candidates for Parks and Rec director job  

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Live nativity scene returns to First Christian Dec. 7-10

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Local church prepares 400 Thanksgiving meals

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HIS students help clean up effort at Mt. Tabor Cemetery 

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Lovely landscape

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Morgan buys SUVs to transport seniors, deliver meals

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Morgan teen exhibits grand champion at Alabama National Fair

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Murder-for-hire defendant seeks bond

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Stadthagen supports

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Second grade students in Hartselle honor heroes

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Alabama DHR accepting applications for next round of child care bonuses 

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