Hidden Christmas

p1060270Some folks pack up the Christmas decorations the day after.  Others opt for New Years day, kind of like putting up a holiday hang-over.  We observe Epiphany-Twelfth Night, thus no need to rush the decorations away, especially the outdoor Nativity until the Magi show up.  This year, we procrastinated until an ice-storm a week after Epiphany motivated us to deconstruct Christmas.

p1060273Now we have re-arranged the furniture in the great room for another year.  All of the Christmas CD’s are out of the CD exchanger and filed in drawers.  The Christmas books, stocking, lighted houses, skating figures, etc. are in boxes in the garage.

Yet, no matter how thoroughly we collect the decorations, something always escapes our surveillance.  On a shelf… behind a table… under a chair, there is a hidden Christmas, somewhere.

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About hermitsdoor

Up here in the mountains, we have a saying, "You can't get there from here", which really means "We wouldn't go the trouble to do that". Another concept is that "If you don't know, we ain't telling." For the rest, you'll have to read between the lines.
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4 Responses to Hidden Christmas

  1. Mother Suzanna says:

    Charming!

  2. KerryCan says:

    I think it’s good you leave the Nativity scene up–think how disappointed the Magi would be! I like this post . . .and the way the Christmas spirit insists on sticking around!

  3. Emily McKenney says:

    Hi Oscar, I was just talking about how we always miss something when we put Christmas away!!! I like the way you have change the furniture , it looks good!! Love, Emily

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