Where I live, it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. I am so excited! I went down town two or three weeks ago and the borough trees were decked out in classy white lights. Usually after the lights follows banners around town that say things like Peace and Joy and Happy Holidays. It is cheery in this town when the Christmas lights go up, and they stay up until May or June the following year!
I was also driving to Val's town and they had gorgeous white lights wrapped around poles. Very classy in her quaint town. And another town John and I were driving through had tinsel red and white candy canes strapped to poles. Not exactly classy, but fun! Then there were the personal decorations in people's yards. Some of them were kind of funny. In the town with the candy canes the people are very poor. But they spent their money on Christmas decorations. One of the reasons they were funny is because some of the people still have Thanksgiving decorations up but have Christmas decorations mixed in with them too!
Now some of you may think bah hum bug. Christmas is all commercialism. But I don't think so. I love Christmas. I think in my town that the lights are not going up early to draw in shoppers. There are not even very many shops at that end of town. No department stores. We are just celebrating because we love the spirit of Christmas and love being nice to one another. Everybody is so nice to one another at Christmastime. I am not saying that everybody doesn't get into the big gift buying thing after Christmas, but everybody is so nice to each other too. I am really looking forward to this time of year!
Hope you all are too.