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