Friday night after work, LP and I took our separate El rides downtown to meet at the Bean for A Gospel Christmas. Every Friday night from Thanksgiving through Christmas a different choir leads the public in singing carols. Everyone gets candles and song books... and freezes their buns off while being surrounded by strangers, the snow, and the skyscrapers of Chicago.
Chicago does Christmas so well. It is still at place where people say "Merry Christmas." It is a city that sponsors Christmas activities such as this Gospel Christmas, and is not hung up on being too p.c.
It was a fantastic time. The music was inspiring, the candles dripped hot wax all over my gloves, LP's feet were frozen... and we both appreciated having and sharing that feeling of Christmas.