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delivering.

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when you invite a man in a red suit and a pack of flying reindeer into your midnight kitchen

it’s not all that surprising, on the morning after, that is doesn’t look exactly how you left it 

 while you did put the coffee pod out as a option as needed

you don’t remember putting the bailey’s out for a shot

but i am pretty sure they had a good time on their stop

 and were happy for a little pick me up

before heading out to finish their deliveries

on their busiest night of the year. 

“a fellow doesn’t last long on what he has done. he has to keep on delivering.”

-carl hubbell

love in action.

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and this year

santa and his crew will even have plate decorations

and a keuring cup

in case they’re cold and in need of a cup of coffee.

“christmas, my child, is love in action.”

-dale evans (american cowgirl star)

memories gather and dance.

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Toy Department during Christmas season in the J.L. Hudson store, Detroit – 1957

 loved this view of the toy department at the store during the Christmas season.

toys were displayed on shelves, tables, and display cases,

with decorations featuring elves, a sleigh, and reindeer in background.

this is where i went every year

all dressed up fancy

to buy little gifts (with help from the elves) for my family

to see santa

to have a special lunch

 always, always amazed

by the glamour and magic of it all.

“like snowflakes, my christmas memories gather and dance –

each, beautiful, unique, and gone too soon.

-deborah whipp

 

credits: detroit memories, linda yates rudnicki, j.l. hudson’s

only 30 more.

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Santa speaking to crowd in front of J.L. Hudson department store

during the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade-1942

only 30 more sleeps!

“to celebrate a festival means;

to live out, for some special occasion and in an uncommon manner

the universal assent to the world as a whole.”   

-josef pieper

on christmas eve morning.

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one more sleep…

 

 

 

“adults can take a simple holiday for children and screw it up.

what began as a presentation of simple gifts to delight and surprise children around the christmas tree

has culminated in a woman unwrapping six shrimp forks from her dog, who drew her name.”

– erma bombeck

eve eve.

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in talking with the grandies

about all the excitement leading up to christmas eve

i soon realized

that i was even excited for the eve before that eve

because i know what comes next

and it just grows from there.

“I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.”

– Fred Rogers