An Elf’s Story: How I Got In The Christmas Spirit

I have to admit that I have been feeling a little down lately and was not quite ready to celebrate Christmas. It is often during these times that I remember back to childhood and the magic that I used to get when December 1st hit the air. My mother used to get me an advent calendar and I would open each little window in excitement to see what the picture of the day was. It was a time when I would wake up early and sprint downstairs to be the first person to open my presents.

As I started to grew older, Christmas started to lose it’s luster. I remember that each year it started to become more and more like any other day. After years of floating by, I decided I needed to get myself back in the holiday spirit.

Last weekend I had the great fortune to be invited to go to the world premiere of An Elf’s Story which was adapted from the award winning book The Elf On The Shelf. I approached the event with apprehension, thinking it would not help my midwinter blues, but was amazed at the crowd of excited kids. As I started to interview people, I began to feel more and more like I was back in my childhood. It was an amazing event and I am now ready for Christmas! Thank you to all the celebrities and families that attended for getting me back into the spirit of Christmas! Who knows what is next, maybe I’ll be Santa Conn (Thanks Matt Manasse)!

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