Don't you love school Christmas programs? I really do. I love the songs they sing, the rhythm instruments they play (first-graders do a great job with triangles and maracas), and the excitement for Christmas. Our 6-year-old's group sang a song about snow days, and how they can't wait for one. They also sang "Love Came Down at Christmas" and afterward, she couldn't believe it when I told her I knew that song. One of my favorites. There's just something about a school assembly, too, that makes you remember what it was like to be in elementary school, walking in single-file after your teacher, raising your hand if you needed something, sitting "criss-cross, applesauce" style, or as we used to call it, Indian-style. So much fun. Well, actually, it makes me happy to go back to work.
It also reminds me of how much fun it was to get out for Christmas vacation, with the excitement of the holidays coming up. I wouldn't want to go back to elementary school, but it might almost be worth it to feel that joy again.