Slowly, but surely the Christmas lights are appearing on our street. Some people really go all out, to the point you can barely see their house, so loaded are they with lights and other decorations. Our house, so far, has only an outline of white lights around our front door. We are one of those minimalists ... a string of coloured lights around the eaves, white lights around the front door, and a Christmassy wreath hanging on said front door. Inside, we put up our tree, but not nearly as soon as our neighbors. We decorate ours mid-December. I guess you can see who the immigrants on the street are, 'eh!!!
The shops are getting busier by the day. I'm already getting sick of the same carols playing throughout the malls, and stores. Sometimes, I send gifts through Amazon, or similar online outlet, just so I don't have to go out to shop. So much easier for me to send to those loved ones living far away.
What I love about Christmas is the smiles on peoples faces. Joy fills the air, not just the commercial kind, but the true type where people are thinking of others, helping each other, and giving more to those who have little or nothing. This is the time when food bulges at the Salvation Army containers at the doors of the grocery stores. I hope it stretches far into the new year, when it slowly slacks off.
More comments to come about Christmas .......