Thursday, December 01, 2011

Old-Fashioned Christmas

This is my favoritest (yes, that's a word - because I said so, that's why) evah Christmas Carol, and I'm suspecting that Josh Groban is one of my favoritest covers of it. Check it out HERE. It's terrific background music for today's post. Here are some more musical choices, Christmas, of course: O Come All Ye Faithful. What Child is This? Little Drummer Boy. Ave Maria. I'll Be Home for Christmas. White Christmas. 

I found some old-fashioned images, looking for some inspiration for this post, and found these. Got me to thinking about creating a Christmas town, what it would be called, who would live there, what sorts of things would they do...So, I thought it would be fun from now until Christmas, to play with this make-believe town, add to it, tell stories about the occupants...Here goes. 

Welcome to the town of Christmas Tree, USA, population 16,396. I haven't decided which state it's in, but I'm thinkin' it's probably somewhere in New England. Winter arrives almost on schedule after Thanksgiving, covering the town with a light layer of snow by the end of the first week of December. The citizens of Christmas Tree always have a White Christmas. Founded in the early 19th Century, descendants of the original founding families still live there: the Taylor family, the Lewis Family, the Coleman Family, the Butler Family, and the Keller Family...Of course, there are many other families, not just these five. The main street of town is Evergreen Avenue, with other major streets being Holly Berry Way, Candy Cane Road, and North Star Blvd. The mayor is Cecelia Coleman Winters, a woman many think resemble Mrs. Claus, but it would be a mistake to believe Mrs. Winters is a typical little old lady grandma type. Oh, yes, she's a force to be reckoned with. And speaking of forces, Police Chief Joe Keller runs a tight police department - you couldn't live in a safer, nicer town. Just ask the Butler boys what happened when Chief Keller busted them painting graffiti on the brick walls at the park!

That's it for today...Join me tomorrow to find out more about Christmas Tree, USA...We'll be visiting this lovely town until Christmas. 


Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.  
~Norman Vincent Peale~

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