Christmas memories. Most of us have no problem bringing to the surface recollections of Yuletide events that impacted our life or in some unique instances even dramatically helped form our character. The memories almost always focus on family and often result in the proverbial lump in the throat or tear in the eye. Knowing full well that we can never experience those exact moments again, we nevertheless take time every Christmas season to re-live them by way of memory. Onto the motion-picture screen of remembrance we project the faces of loved ones, the images of our much younger selves, and moments in time that we will cherish till our dying breath.