|Christmas 1875 - Canadian magazine cover - sans Jesus.|
Bought all your presents yet? Did you get the stocking stuffers? Turkey or ham this year?
Tree decorated yet? Are you going with flashing colourful lights or tasteful monochromatic non-blinking lights?
All these lights sure do make the bleak December darkness more bearable, right? We're past the worst of it now. Only brighter from here! Isn't that a relief!
I don't know if you have kids or not, but I hope they've gone to see the parade and have gotten a chance to sit on old Santa's knee.
Can't wait to see their eyes light up when they look into their stockings in the morning? I sure can't. It's as if I relive the best parts of my childhood every time I see my own son shudder with delight at the prospect of Christmas.
Or should I call it Yule? Got the Yule log burning this year? I like to have German Marzipankartoffeln during the holidays. I look forward to it all year long.
Do you have family coming over? Got some baking to do with them perhaps - with maybe a little Bing Crosby playing in the background? Aren't the holidays fantastic? The food, the friends, the warmth and togetherness.
What's that? I'm celebrating nothing? Oh, it's because I didn't mention Mithras' birthday? Saturnalia? Okay, sorry! Just kidding! Yes, I have a creche right there next to the toy railroad.
Hey, why not have a little nutmeg in your eggnog? Or I could pass you this clove orange so long as you promise to chew the clove first - wink wink.
My goodness, did you know the mistletoe is directly above you?