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Finding the heart, the spirit, and the Soul of Christmas

From the December 2017 issue of The Christian Science Journal

One of my very early memories of Christmas is of an evening when I was probably about twelve. My parents had gone out briefly for some shopping, and it was a new feeling for me, being entirely alone in a silent house but with all the familiar decorations—the fresh green boughs on the mantel, the lighted candles in the windows.