Once a year, the Rambler household undergoes an astonishing metamorphosis. Alright, perhaps it’s no more astounding than anyone else’s house at the beginning of the Christmas season. But still, making things go from “boring” to “utter abandonment to seasonal festivity” is an exciting process.
There are Santas on the T.V. stand, Nativity scenes on the mantle, angels on the coffee table, nutcrackers on the bookshelf, wreathes on the walls, eggnog in the fridge, and candles everywhere. Pictures on the wall have been temporarily replaced with calligraphy copies of “The Night Before Christmas” and woodcuts depicting St. Nicholas. The only thing left undecorated is the 7-foot-tall Frasier fur standing in the front window, which will be strewn with ornaments come Sunday afternoon.
And yes, dear readers. Yes, I did decorate my blog. Thanks for noticing. I’m waiting with baited breath for the “snow” widget to become available again.
Christmastime is here.