I love Christmas. Ahem, I love Christmas after Thanksgiving through August:-)
So it is with great sadness that I always take down my Christmas decorations the weekend after New Years. I can’t stand those Grinches that remove their lights the Christmas day. This is the time to enjoy the holiday season.
But alas it must be done eventually.
And, it is a solitary affair as everyone seems to be busy doing something else when the time comes. But that’s okay. I pack up the memories with the ornaments, snowmen, santas and angels. I’m not sure what to do with the dragon that ate the angel that normally sits atop the tree. I might set him on the pigeons outside but that doesn’t seem to be in keeping with the holiday. Perhaps, I just give him back to my son.
This year I’ll add a new one memory (aside from the dragon) of my oldest’s daughter’s boyfriend lining up all the animated toys and making them sing carols all at once.
I’m proud to say my dancing snow man, singing I’m Mr. Cold Miser beat out the Jingle Bells reindeer, dancing Christmas Tree, Dancing Santa and the I’m a Snowman snowman.
I will of course be humming this tune from now until Thanksgiving 2013.
For we need a little Christmas
Right this very minute,
Candles in the window,
Carols at the spinet.
Yes, we need a little Christmas
Or you can enjoy Johnny’s version on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9e3VxiMcHU
Everyone knows Christmas runs from Aug to Jan, not Thanksgiving to Aug…Just go into any retail establishment and you see them start prepring for Christmas in Aug. So it seems you can have Christmas year round if you combine the two. Not a bad thought.
Patti Page recently passed away. Her biggest hit was the Tennessee Waltz which most people don’t realize was on the “b” side of a single she did for Christmas which was Boogie Woogie Santa Claus. Just thought I’d add in a bit of trivia there. LOL
I like to be different so I stop celebrating when the decorations come out at the stores. Besides, I love Halloween and it needs it’s own time.
I like her Boogie Woogie Santa Claus (might have to download that one) but I love her Tennessee Waltz.