i have to tell you,
there appears to be a small percentage of inhabitants in my home
who believe i haven't decorated 'enough' for Christmas.
i'm trying to not go the passive aggressive
emotional manipulation route
however, as i upload a couple dozen images from around our home
part one, nonetheless
it's hard for me to side with them.
i think they enjoy seeing me get my feathers ruffled a bit
& try to defend myself
with sayings such as
"what's the gigantic twinkling tree then?"
"& the mantel is overflowing with greenery and poinsettias"
& "who has vintage ornaments outside, that must be brought in daily so they won't freeze & shatter"
"where's the little elf on the shelf this morning"
"excuse me while i walk by the nativity scene"
"would one of you please move the ginormous bowl of ornaments so i can serve you the holiday meal i've created"
& the most famous
"i'm not the only one who puts a Christmas tree in a galvanized bucket....
for crying out loud"
seriously...it's all good.
the more they enjoy their comments
the more laughter there is in our home
let me tell ya
i'll take some jokes on my behalf
if it means our home echos with belly laughs & giggles
i present you
in my defense
of Christmas in our home
For unto us a child is born,
unto us a son is given:
and the government shall be upon his shoulder:
and his name shall be called
Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace