Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas! ...a tiny bit early.

"We can either start wrapping presents for the kids, or finish this wine and work on reenacting 1978's Ice Castles. And a-one and a-two..."
Afternoon Readers,

Just popping in to say, "Hi." Then again, I'm sure all of you are out doing exciting things like tobogganing and harvesting maple syrup from your own trees, right before you head back to make corn husk dolls and eat roasted chestnuts. Uncle Dan will read A Christmas Carol for everyone around the fire, while Aunt Susan acts it out behind him, dressed in historically accurate Dickensian clothing. Which will make the fact she'll later offer shots of liqueur to the dog, even more awkward.

But, I can only guess at your holiday traditions, so forgive me if I got one or two of these wrong.

Tomorrow, I'll surely be too far buried under mounds of snowflake paper and half-eaten Reeses Santas, to check in, so this is where I shall wish you the merriest of Christmases. I usually don't wax very eloquent, so I'll leave you with my favorite words of the season, head to the fridge for more Evan Williams eggnog, and see you, my dears, after Christmas.

Linus Speech

Charlie Brown: Isn’t there anyone, who knows what Christmas is all about?!

Linus: Sure Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about. Lights please?

And there were in the same country shepherds, abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them! And they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, “Fear not! For, behold, I bring you tidings o great joy, which shall be to all my people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ, the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” And suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the Heavenly Host praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the Highest, and on Earth peace, and good will toward men.
That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.

- A Charlie Brown Christmas

Merry Christmas, Readers!


  1. What's even more awkward is when the aunt later does liquor shots OFF the dog. So creepy, but tradition is tradition.

    Anyway, Merry Christmas to you and your family! I personally find Charlie Brown a little depressing most of the time (he actually says, "The holidays make me depressed,") but he is a wise old soul. See you on the flip side of Christmas!

    1. Abby, I'm a firm believer that, if Charlie Brown hadn't had Linus, that Christmas special would be about as uplifting as fat free cookies. Or do fat free cookies only depress me? Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to one of my very favorite wordsmiths...:)

  2. Merry Merry Christmas Paige!! I agree, Charlie Brown would be nothing without his Linus. Linus is almost as important to Charlie Brown as Snoopy is, but Peanuts wouldn't be Peanuts without Snoopy.

  3. Merry Christmas, despite the fact that now I have the theme from Ice Castles stuck in my mind. "Pleeeze, don't let this feeling eeeeeennnndddd. it's everything I aaaammmm...." Hay-seuss. It's 1978 all over again.

  4. It's absolutely eerie how you exactly described my Christmas, except that it's Uncle Don, not Uncle Dan. Must have been a typo!!

  5. Merry Christmas Paige and awesome Charlie Brown reference!!!

  6. Ahh, Linus. I personally think his wisdom comes from his blanket.

  7. I have to go watch this now!!!! We watched a new one (from 2003) about all I want for Christmas is a dog - it wasn't the same - need the original Charlie Brown!!

  8. "I know nobody likes me. Why do we have to have a holiday season to emphasize it?"
    My fav depressing but profound. Happy Holiday times! Devan