The Christmas season is now over. We just took down the lights and packed up the fake snow flakes. The other shops here on 4th street Retro Row in Long Beach California have put away their ugly Xmas sweaters and other vintage holiday accessories. It may have been just another holiday season for everyone else....but for me this year was special. That is because it was my first Christmas.....EVER! You see, my family is Jewish and we never dipped into the lights, tree, and tacky decorations that everyone else I knew did. I didnt mind it now that I am an adult, and to be honest I tried to avoid all Christmas and Holiday cheer as much as possible. But this year was FREAKING AWESOME! I felt so happy putting up the pink glittery Christmas tree in the shop and wrapping fake presents for the window display. But BEST of all....I saw so many people getting new skates here at Moxi Roller Skate Shop. Granted it was mostly because of the obligations that come along with the holiday (gift giving) but if that is what it takes to get so many new people onto roller skates, then gosh darnit I think Christmas is my new favorite holiday. I truly think roller skating is a gift in itself and I hope everyone who got skates for the holidays will tap into it.