The last few days before Christmas! Santa’s sleigh is in the shed for its scheduled maintenance check and going over. The reindeer are out on the training grounds for their final pre-flight practice, equipment checks, and run thru.
Elves are working overtime finishing, polishing, prepping and wrapping. Mrs. Claus is busy in the kitchen keeping everyone fed and on their toes as the clock ticks down to Christmas Eve. Stacks of freshly-baked holiday cookies and treats! Gallons of hot chocolate! All residents of the North Pole Christmas Crew working around the clock to meet Santa’s Christmas Eve departure schedule.
How are things going for you? In a rush to get ready? Shopping yet to be done? Gifts to wrap? Cookies and treats to be made? Final decorations and stockings to be hung? Things can get hectic this time of year.
I’m sure other folks my age remember the old-fashioned holiday window displays in the department store windows. New dolls and toys on display. Bicycles, BB Guns, and Baseball Gloves. Red wagons. Teddy Bears. Model trains running thru tunnels, across bridges and round and round. Airplanes flying thru the air. Cold little noses pressed to the window glass to get the closest look. Wished-for presents and dreams just out of reach!
Call me old-fashioned, but I miss these.
As a child, the display windows seemed to make Christmas even more special. It was a highly anticipated trip all in itself to visit the department stores downtown at Christmas to see the display windows and visit with Santa Claus. Lunch out at the cafeteria nearby when home cooking was the norm and dining out reserved only for very special occasions. And the yearly trip to see the store windows and Santa Claus qualified as a very special occasion indeed!
I know you’re busy so won’t keep you. Just taking this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and all the Joys, Happiness, and Peace of the Holiday Season!
Maybe you better go check on the kids now. Looks like they are taking tinsel and things in hand and getting their own last-minute preparations in order for Santa’s visit!
We hope you enjoyed our nostalgic look back at Christmases of our childhood and that it may have returned to mind some cherished memories and times for yourself, as well.
To all of our follower family, Little Red Bear and I wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season!
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