|Some people can't wait to hang their
Christmas lights. In fact, there were houses in our community that took
down Halloween decorations and put up Christmas lights that day. Halloween's
a little early for me. In fact, Jilda and I usually decorate two weeks before
Christmas. We don't have children so we take a Sunday afternoon and mix
up a batch of eggnog and put on George Winston's "December" (which
is one of the most beautiful Christmas CD's ever recorded in my opinion)
and we decorate our tree. We always get a live tree with roots so that we
can plant it on New Years.
For a long time, our tree was all silver balls, crystal icicles and white
pearl lights. The last few years it seems that everyone has gone to white
so we're thinking about doing something different this year.
Maybe we'll use all purple lights. When we painted our front door purple
several years ago, our niece Samantha said "you know everyone around
here thinks you guys are weird." That was a piece of information that
I did not have and I was thankful to her for sharing it with us but I do
think it will make a distinctive tree.
Last year we asked people to send in their favorite Christmas
story and we had several people who did and I really enjoyed reading them
all. I would like to do the same thing this year. So give it some thought
and write a few words about your most memorable Christmas. If you have
pictures you'd like to share, please send them too.
Have a safe and happy holiday season.
p.s. If you know of a better Christmas CD let me know and I'll post