…too much sentimentality and I tip towards the dark side. Christmas walks a fine line. I do still love the traditional carols – mostly the hymns with a few dollops of Victorian cheer. I’ enjoy a rousing Fa-la-la-la-la, but Frosties, Rudolphs, little drummer boys, and mamas kissing Santa push me right over the edge. It’s why I do my Christmas shopping early and spend more time hanging out in the Poets’ Pub and other dives.
I do agree with Gina, that the ordinary things hold a special kind of magic. I loved the poem by Pat Schneider. I would have liked to write something that fresh and simple, but suddenly These Are a Few of My Favorite Things started looping in my head and I had to switch gears.