But you're spot on.
Well, about four Christmases of my childhood were really lousy because of two stepfathers, but my mother made sure the others were good. Granted, I got lousy gifts one year and we had few gifts and no stockings the other years, but you don't miss stockings if you've never had them. Celebrating the birth of Christ in my heart made Christmas even more special for me even though the rest of my family never did that.
It's always important to remember Jesus Christ at Christmas.
You shouldn't feel dense! We all know that English is a strange language because people drive on the parkway and park on the driveway.
I grew up with a yard around the house. It had a front yard and a backyard. I got married and my husband asked, "What about the dooryard?" That's the yard by the door to the house. But I never heard it called that until I got married. You could have a vegetable garden or a flower garden or lots of flowerbeds, but if you had only a lawn or only dirt and weeds, then you had no garden. Then when I started watching HGTV, I learned that the British never call their property a yard. It's a garden.
Yes - here a garden means vegetables or flowers. A yard is the area around the house - usually grass. MW - I have never, ever heard of a dooryard!
I don't have a garden. My yard is all grass.