I love Christmas!
I love the trees, the lights, the presents. I love the all the variety of nativity scenes, carols about the coming of Christ, and the profound attempts to discover joy this time of year.
I need you to know that before you read what comes next.
But (you knew it was coming didn’t you?) I’m afraid we’re missing quite a bit of what’s going on this time of year in the original Christmas Story.
One of the things our modern version of the “Christmas Story” misses out on is the uncertainty of the whole enterprise.