For almost all people, the holiday season is the most appealing time of the year, but it is a time to slow down plus spend time with family, and a time when the home is decorated and everybody was very excited enthusiastic for the sizable family suppers plus the opportunity to see relatives they have not seen since last year. However, ten years ago, while every one of us were in the holiday season, is when disaster came for my good friend. My region was preparing for the largest chilly snap of the season plus a sizable snow storm, my best friend’s mom turned the oil furnace on plus left the home to finish the holiday shopping before the storm first came in. Not long after he stepped out of the house, the outdated oil furnace combusted. There had been an unknown crack in the oil furnace plus when the heat had been turned up much higher, it was too much for the outdated heating system to handle. The explosion totally destroyed the house, leaving nothing but the foundation. Only a few mornings before Christmas, our best friend plus his family had no place to live and absolutely nothing to call their own. Luckily for me, all the people in our small town pitched in, providing a warm, safe home for the family to stay while their old home was rebuilt, then my other friends plus I, bundled in hot clothes, went door to door picking up the donations of Christmas gifts neighbors had made. My family made a sizable turkey supper for our family plus theirs, and now, they have a appealing home with a state of the art heating and cooling system and we can all remember that Christmas.