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DY: In Just a Few Words (#8)

All I want for Christmas is.....


I’ve been giving a lot of thought to my Christmas list for this year. I know you’re receiving this December 22 and that may be kind of late. You’ll probably have to pay a lot of additional dollars to get something to me in just three more days. But, remember it is more blessed to give than to receive and a few extra bucks to make sure I have a Merry Christmas on your money is a good thing to do.


Actually, my list for this year is pretty reasonable.

  • I want everyone to receive new masks from Santa.

  • I want everyone to wear those nice new masks.

  • I want everyone to remain socially distanced.

  • I want everyone to have high-powered soap to wash their hands.

  • I want everyone to get vaccinated when it’s their turn.

  • And, I want no more talk about stolen elections.

If you want to make me happy this year, that’s my list. The only other thing I might possibly want is cash. I am always open to that.


What really gets me excited is Christmas 2021. I want to be the first to share my list for a year from now. I have a better chance of getting these gifts if I’m not late in asking like I am this year. So, here is the 2021 list.

  • A family holiday dinner without social distancing.

  • Not a single TV story about a rising number of COVID cases. Not one.

  • No need to go into a bank with a mask on to demand money.

  • No fear of hugging my kids and grandkids.

  • A full year when I never have to wash my hands. Never.

  • Permission to go to large gatherings and not feel guilty.

  • A court order preventing use of the term super spreader.

  • Ditto for the term social distancing.

  • Double ditto for the word hoax.

  • No empty shelves for paper products in grocery stores.

  • Permission to sneeze without thinking I just killed someone.

  • And, of course the old standby -- cash. Preferably unmarked bills.

If you prefer to make a pledge of cash due in 2022, that will be o.k.


I hope the only thing any of us catch in 2021 is the spirit of Christmas and that we share that far and wide all year long.

That’s my list for a year from now. In the meantime, put a smile on your face for Holidays 2020. Remind yourself, it could be a whole lot worse. If you’re reading this, you’re still on the right side of the grass.

DY: In Just a Few Words is a blog that comes out when something needs to be said or every Tuesday - whichever comes first. Davis Young is a communications professional who adds 50+ years of experience and perspective to issues of the day. His emphasis in DY: In Just a Few Words will be humor (a touch of sarcasm here, a pinch of facetiousness there...). Once in a while, he will touch on something a bit more serious - but hopefully not too deep or depressing.


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