It’s Christmastime, and that means yet another JOVM annual tradition: Run DMC‘s “Christmas in Hollis.” As a small boy, I idolized Run DMC, and “Christmas in Hollis” brings back very fond memories of childhood — and of things seeming easier, and more innocent.
I can picture getting up at 4 or 5AM, running towards our Christmas tree and excitedly opening gifts. Eventually, my exhausted folks would get up and watch me open gifts and play with my new toys. There would be pictures here and there. Those were probably some of the few happy moments as a family before things slowly took a turn.
For those who celebrate, Merry Christmas! And for all of us, with another difficult year coming to a close, I hope that 2022 will be better and more peaceful for all of us.