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What I Want For Christmas Essay

All I Want For Christmas…

23 Dec 2009/by Gail Lynne Goodwin//in BlogTopics:Christmas, Holidays

This week in honor of the Christmas holiday, we asked…..

“All I want for Christmas is…… “

As I was writing this blog, the song “All I Want For Christmas” came on XM Radio in the background. I had a hard time not writing “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth”, but no one included that in their response. 🙂 Still, the serendipity of this old song coming on just as I was writing this made me smile.

Here are the responses we received from a bunch of interactive peeps that we recommend for you to follow. Thank you to all who responded. May your Christmas wishes come true for you and those your love.

“All I want for Christmas is…… ”

jessywuv – All I Want For Christmas *is for my soldier to come home*” and he does, next week :)!!

GlobalPilot -SNOW- and lots of it, and for the Vikings to win. 🙂

InspireMeToday – To create amazing holiday memories with our family together in Montana with our new granddaughter!

MelyTJ94 All I want for Christmas is time with my family and to remember I will leave a positive mark/change in this world : )

ThomasHensel – “All I want for Christmas is:”  – to warm my heart with the smiles and laughter of friends and family.

chelseawiersma All I want for Christmas is more time to get to know this guy I like.

DianneRbls – All I want for Christmas is happiness, no more suffer in the world, undertanding and compassion. A better humanity =’)

kittiebella – “All I want for Christmas is love, peace, health and prosperity for my family!”

mindi_rice – All I want for Christmas … a good lesson in time management, to not get sick and a winning lottery ticket. 🙂 (So far, 0-3.)

dbooster -Would it be too overthetop for me to say all I want is world peace? At least peace in the middle east. Or an end to hatred. I’m pretty happy w/my life; I don’t need anything. But if people would start being nice to each other.. that’d sure be nice.

wickedwritah – Peace of mind and the courage to fulfill my dreams!

fisher1000 All I want for Christmas is to watch my daughter open presents. (And be completely surprised and in awe…)

DianneRbls All I want for Christmas is happiness, no more suffer in the world, understanding and compassion. A better humanity =’)

Gina1964 All I want 4 Christmas is Jesus to awaken Hearts & Souls & this world to come alive & live through Christ. God Bless xxx

loismelbourne All I want for Christmas is some guilt free quiet time & pro massage.

ClaudiaFrancis -All I want for Christmas is…. an opportunity to have my words come alive…

Iconic88 -All I want for Christmas is family, friends and YUMMY food. No presents. Just warm presence. Simple.

ecdesignz -All I want for Christmas is to keep my house.

vSanjo -All I want for christmas is weather and atmosphere of England @ Christmas, with the people and lifestyle of Australia!

larakulpa -Love.

_LookInMyEyes_ -My friends and family to be happy and healthy, my daughter to become a wonderful person in life, a little more luck in 2010!

Qmone82 -All I want for christmas is for my friends & family to be healthy, happy, & prosperous.

pamdurkin -All I want for Christmas is…….belly laughs, pillow fights and true bliss!  Happy holidays! 🙂

johnmarkstrahan -All I want for Christmas is True Love…

HealthyLoserGal -All I want for Christmas is a nice time that becomes lasting memories w/my son & to be singing in church on Christmas Eve!

powerofslow -All I want for Christmas is time with my family. Time is the greatest gift! http://PowerofSlow.org

wiremamma -Same as  @Iconic88- LOVE it!  All I want for Christmas is family, friends & YUMMY food. No presents-Just warm presence. Simple.

Trazlersgirl -For the World to be at Peace and no Child to go hungry. This is my wish.  🙂

MsShaneMichele -All I want for Christmas is…. Time with my family, love & happiness! Nothing else matters, just my family!

passionate_Soul -All I want for Christmas, is for people to be compassionate to others, even strangers, all year through!

artfanatic411 -All i want for Christmas is for my dad to live to see it!!

pressmaam -All I want for Christmas is to be cancer-free for evermore.

TomMeitner -All I want for Christmas is the focus and drive to be better at everything I do.

marvelousmartha-Santa baby I want one little thing, a ring. I don’t mean on the phone.

champlings-All I want for Christmas is…..— to be with my family who’s very far away from me 🙁 http://myloc.me/2dn5S

tresha-More of permission to listen to my heart, to act on what i hear, to shut up and out all that squelches laughs at scoffs: )- more of that fluidity of seemless flow when U live tru 2 yr sense of truth…and all the huggabaloo of the peacocks hushes.

lemons_can_fly -It’s probably not the most original wish, but: peace on earth! 🙂

AmandeeTweets -All I want for Christmas is love, laughter and to see the premier of twilight: #Eclipse in LA on InspireMeToday.com.

yourgirlamy-All i want for Christmas is to be able to come home when I’m supposed to & spend time with my daughter instead of @ work

nateyweb –All I want for Christmas is…true bliss.

JessHampson-to be content

blueblue321 -All I want for Christmas is my beautiful family together laughing, joking, loving and eating our delicious Christmas dinner!

loving_moi -All I want for Christmas is my marriage back …I want my kids to have that family life….

IrishSmiley -All I want for Christmas is to take the time to reflect on a super 2009 and get ready for an even better 2010!

britbritbobit -All i want for Christmas is…the unexpected.

TheDailyLove -All I want for Christmas is the Courage to express & ask for my Greatest Good & the blessing to share it.

JF1976 -All I want for Christmas is…. a DSLR camera.. LOL!!!

RobinwoodChurch -All I want for Christmas is for everyone to find his/her way home spiritually…

TuesdayGirl –All I want for Christmas is to sleep through the night!

jen_bsb -A few hours of alone time that includes a pedicure!

CarvedSolutions -All I want for Christmas is of course world peace & my husband by my side our daughter in my arms & smiles on my mom’s face!

zlimp -i wish tht this Christmas brings loads of people to my site www.nammbo.com 😀 & i wish that all the people get what they want.

Starla_Moonites -All I want for Christmas is peace, love and happiness for family and friends

multitaskingme -All I want for Christmas is…my 13 and 12 year old to get along for the day.

WriteNowBiz -Safety for the troops & emergency personnel serving even on the holidays

arielleford -This Xmas I want to remember to beam love & joy to everyone I see.

NolwennP Hi Gail 🙂 “All I want for Christmas is the Joy to be together”. And you ?

aaswartz -For everyone I love to get to do what they are best at, makes them happy and make a great living from it in 2010!

Tiggercooks -My inlaws to not fight this year.

IvanMcGrew -All I want for Christmas is courage; not just for me, but for everyone. The courage to be different and inspire change.

KimSpirit1 -The feeling of good will and charity I’m getting from everyone around me-to feel this all year long!!

KimRMiller -All I want for Christmas is…to thank all my wonderful customers who have helped us double our income these last 3 months!

RedefChristmas -All we want for Christmas is for more people to give charitably in each others’ names at Christmas: http://bit.ly/7qHk7T

GPXGaming -All I want for christmas is time with my 3yr old and 2yr old – cant get enough of their lil hugs…

allesegretti -All I want for Christmas is Acceptance & Kindness for all no matter who or race, creed, age, disability, gender, orientation.

kitwhite -…is to have one more day with my youngest son before he heads to Air Force basic training. Proud and scared….

Jabu515 -For Christmas i want happiness and joy for the family…especially for my dad (had rough few weeks in Nov).

eucalyptus09 -All I want for Christmas is for the love of my life to be there for his family and to let his family be there for him. SUPPORT

JamieEBirch -another healthy year for my family.

AgingBackwards -All I want for Christmas is clean water for everyone! #cdw  http://agingbackwards.com/  Thx so much 4 including me! 🙂 Hugs!

AmberMobile -All I want for Christmas is to finish a sale to get to quota so I can take time off with my family =)

Pamicle09 -All I want for Christmas is eight hours undisturbed sleep and a back rub.

UltiW -All I want for Christmas is a second date, to know if there are grounds for more then a flirt 🙂

lynneconrad -My husband is military so I wish for a safe year for our soldiers and their families.

chelseawiersma -All I want for Christmas is a chance to TELL God: “Thank You” Maybe find a way to give back to the world.

carolynraynis -A reconciliation with my spouse.

magwriterus -All I want is to be with my partner and our son and peace and wellbeing for ALL those I love. God willing, these shall be.

marlu11 -All I want for Christmas is.. a chance for me to make a better life for my family.

2inspired – Just some time to rest, relax, recoop, and read! The major 4 R’s please.

dawnraee -All I want for Christmas is for my children to always be happy.

TravellerW – All I want for Christmas is… for my 100 wishes to be answered. 🙂

jdenise83 -is a new job 😉

Residual4Income -..to lift the Spirits of others by helping them discover how special they truly are~inside and out…and that they are LOVED

DrButner -All I want for Christmas is the gift of enjoying whatever life sends me, trusting God is ultimately in charge.

boomtisca – All I want for Christmas is…. a job!  and for all the unemployed people who are looking to get one too.

KathrynDarden -If I say “All I want for Christmas is a return to the good-ol’-days when morals mattered more than what was PC…”

misteriousways – All I want for Christmas is the gift of enjoying whatever life sends me, trusting God is ultimate…

l0vekillsslowly -All i want for Christmas is true happiness! and for everyone that i love to be happy and healthy.

onionsandgarlic -all I want for X-Mas is quality time with the ones I love!

starsamaritan – For Christmas, I would like all the ppl of the earth to get along with each other. NO more wars, no more greed, just peace!

sambayogi – All I want for Christmas is to find a new apt, a place to live and share with new hubby!

DesertNissi – “World Peace!” (I’ve watched the movie Miss Congenality a few times. )

ANYLEVEL I want all the children to enjoy just one day without fear of the unknown..to just be able to be kids..like we had it.

iShyne_DUH -All I want 4 x-mas is a happy son, a good nights rest, & 2know that Im loved.

Thank you again for all of your responses. May your Christmas holiday be filled with love, joy and the warmth of the season. Merry Christmas!

Love and hugs,


Gail Lynne Goodwin

Gail Lynne Goodwin is the founder of InspireMeToday.com, bringing the best inspiration to the world. InspireMeToday.com provides free inspiration, each day from a new Inspirational Luminary, to a global community of folks from over 150 countries. Gail has interviewed many well-known names including Sir Richard Branson, Guy Laliberte, Seth Godin, Tony Hseih, Gary Vaynerchuk, Michael Gerber, Marci Shimoff, Jack Canfield and hundreds more. According to Mashable, Gail was one of 2009's Top 25 Most Inspirational People on Twitter. Prior to InspireMeToday.com, Gail spent several years as manager for her recording artist daughter, Carly. As a result of the success of their co-penned song, "Baby Come Back Home", Gail accompanied her daughter to bases in the US and to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where Carly performed for our troops. Gail and Carly created the 'World's Longest Letter' of love and support and delivered the 18-mile long scroll on a month-long tour of Iraq and the Persian Gulf in 2006. Gail is excited to present her latest course, Love in 21 Days, a step-by-step guide to finding love online. Love in 21 Days is founded on a logical process that has been tested - and proven! - by not only Gail, but also by students around the world who too have found love. Gail is a published author and a regular writer for the Huffington Post. She offers mentoring and mastermind services to clients worldwide from her home in Whitefish, Montana. Follow Gail on Twitter or Google+.

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by Laura DeMarco/Plain Dealer Friday magazine editor

Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer

Beginning Monday, “A Christmas Story”-themed window will be on display in the old Higbee’s building on Public Square in Cleveland.

What do you want for Christmas this year? Now’s your chance to tell us.In honor of the 25th anniversary of the movie“A Christmas Story,” The Plain Dealer, Positively Cleveland and A Christmas Story House and Museum arerunning a “What I Want for Christmas” essay contest.

Submit an essay about your wish list — just like the one Miss Shields asked her class to write in the classic film — and enter to win a few presents on us. The prizes will be almost as good as the official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle that Ralphie wanted. 

There will be two prize packages, one for kids 16 and younger, and one for those over 16. Each 400-word essaymust be e-mailed to contest@positivelycleveland.com by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3. Essays can also be sent to the Positively Cleveland Visitors Center, 100 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44113. The winning essays will be published in The Plain Dealer on Saturday, Dec. 13. Here’s what you could win:

16 and younger: $100 gift certificate to take the whole family to Pearl of the Orient, a four-pack of general admission tickets to A Christmas Story House and Museum, a four-pack of general admission tickets to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, a $50 gift certificate to Big Fun in Coventry and two tickets to the Lake Erie Monsters gameFriday, Dec. 26.

17 and older: A 45-inch, full-size leg lamp instead of the Pearl of the Orient certificate.All other prizes are the same. For more contest details, go towww.positivelycleveland.com.

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