For the first time ever, I have begun my Christmas decorating before rather than after Thanksgiving, the time when most folks in the United States think we should be decking the halls. (I do, however, have a cousin who bucks the trend, and she sets up her Christmas village well before Thanksgiving. Go, Cousin, go!)
Here are some of the many Santas that are decorating the bookcase in our living room Most of the Santas are gifts, and how wonderful it is to see them again after nearly a year.
This picture features two gifts: The lovely panel is from my blogging friend Judy of New Hampshire Garden and Thread, and my mother gave me the Santa Clause.
Let’s face it—2020 has been one heck of year, and I suspect many of us need a little Christmas now. Here’s a rousing version of the song the title of this post borrows from, with Angela Lansbury belting it out as Auntie Mame. Wasn’t she cute as a button in her younger years? Confession Time: I have never seen Auntie Mame as a play or a movie, and this just might be the year I rectify that mistake.
Haul out the holly, and slice up that fruitcake, now!