Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Last Sunday I went to Disneyland with my mom and my sister as an annual one-day-a-year employee. Over the past 10 years or so the Candlelight Christmas program has become somewhat of a tradition for the three of us, and I felt that this year was especially wonderful. Here are some highlights:

-Singing unashamedly in public about Jesus Christ through the streets of Disneyland and looking upon hundreds of smiling faces, some of which were singing along. (It is so nice to occasionally be freed from the stifling bonds of "political correctness")

-Asking my Jewish friend why he has come to participate in this event for 8 years and having a great discussion about beautiful music, inspiration, and respecting the faith of others.

-The Disney orchestra.

-The Harold trumpeters! (I get goosebumps just thinking about them!)

-Singing, with 999 other people, the most beautiful Christmas arrangements I have ever heard.

-The silliness and exuberance of our guest narrator, John Stamos (who, by the way, touched and spoke to my mom).

-The absurdity of this moment: "And it came to pass, in the city of David..." "I LOVE YOU JOHN!!!" (Who screams that out in the middle of a bible quotation?!? Silly girls.)

-Singing around people who knew their music and being in a location that didn't make me hot and claustrophobic.

-Seeing Violet and Jon Williams and his fiancee.

-Seeing a poor high school boy who looked enough like Rob Pattinson to cause a stir.

-Being paid in tickets to Disneyland instead of money.

-Being in the "Merriest Place on Earth" with my mom and Tracy!


T-Ray said...

AMEN Sister! I am so glad we have all made it a tradition together! I love Candlelight.. and I love you!

Lynette Mills said...

Yes, thank you daughters, for allowing me to come into the DP alumni circle and enjoy this experience with you. It is one of my favorites! It would be great if Kristy and Lori could also be apart of it every year. And Dad too for that matter, but I don't think that will ever happen.

Logan said...

That's a great picture of the two of you. I'd love to see Candelight one day...

Amy Foote said...

We had some old guy narrate ours...not John Stamos. LUCKY@!

Sara said...

that brings back FUN memories!

Rachel said...

ditto to Sara. We had James Earl Jones one year. John Stamos is hunky.

jamie hixon said...

John Stamos stil looks (and acts) like he's 20 years old. Crazy.
James Earl Jones would have been a good one!
My favorite so far has been Dick Van Dyke.