“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.”

During The 12 Disasters of Christmas, last night’s syfi channel movie,  there wasn’t a single Fa La La La. Italy and Greece disappeared into the sea. The President was airborne because Washington had been fractured and was a gaping hole though at that point a droll observer might have opined Washington really hadn’t been affected at all. A crazy army general declared himself the leader of the new world and quoted biblical verses as proof but he was electrocuted by lightning bolts, proof he wasn’t. Our hero saved the world by inserting a rod, his birthright, into the head of a moai, one of six which had been buried in the US. The world was righted. I expect The 12 Disasters of Christmas will take its place among the giants of the season: Miracle on 34th Street, It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story and one of my personal favorites, Jack Frost, the killer snowman.

The rain has disappeared and left a cold sunny day, but the rain is due back later today and will stay around until Wednesday.

The dining room and kitchen are pretty well decorated for Christmas. I made several trips from the cellar yesterday hauling decorations upstairs so today I’ll give my back a break, but the living room looks awfully bare. Maybe I need to get and put up my tree. I always think that the best part of decorating.

The tree holds the most memories. Many ornaments have stories attached and some come from places far away in space and time. Ornaments from my childhood hang on the tree. They are glass ones which survived four kids, a dog and a few tree disasters. Some of the paint has worn off in places, but I don’t care. I don’t really notice. Ghana is well represented. Michelle’s old ornaments will be hung on my tree for the first time. They were a precious gift from her. New ornaments from Ghana will join them. Hand-made ornaments are some of my favorites because of the love infused in the making of them. Peter Pan and Captain Hook are on my tree as is Dorothy’s witch. I have a really ugly ornament, a woman dressed in go-go boots and a pink outfit. She sits right in front, right next to the angel with the stringy hair. My tree has beauty and it has whimsy.

I love sitting in the living room looking at the tree bright with lights. Gracie usually joins me on the couch and puts her head on my lap. The two of us just sit there quietly together.

 

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16 Comments on ““Christmas is the day that holds all time together.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    Now I really must see if I can get 12 disasters of Christmas over here and Jack Frost, the killer snowman too 🙂 Sounds very much like something I would love 🙂

    I didn’t bring up my tree today either, well the day isn’t over yet to be honest. It’s too small for any of my decorations but there’s very few items that my siblings and I did, my mother has never cared much about that. But I do love to sit in my living room watching the tree with all its lights and straw figures, my dogs are more interested of bringing it all down 🙂

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

  2. Birgit Says:

    It is sad that Italy and Greece disappeared into the sea, I will miss these countries, but at least the world is saved once again 😉
    Have a nice and cozy Sunday!

    • Kat Says:

      Birgit,

      I too will miss them. Arrivederci, Roma!!

      Thanks, Birgit!1

      I hope your Sunday was a good one as well!!

  3. Hedley Says:

    And so The Prince and I battled, the decorations were complete and we settled in to Snow Buddies, very exciting when the puppies won the sled race but then the problems started. I wanted him to see The Muppets Christmas Carol, and he wanted Space Buddies.
    We watched Muppets. It was ok said the Prince but the Buddies movie would have been better. I don’t really argue with him.

    Today I visited my chum who has just had a second hip replacement – we ate bagels and watched United v City.

    The Prince is doing other things today but Mrs MDH and I have been working on his stocking. I hope he will be pleased.

    • Kat Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I suspect that it would have been a useless pursuit to argue with the Prince: too much back and forth would ensue.

      I like The Muppets Christmas Carol. You would have had no argument with me.

      I believe that you and Mrs. MDH would be wonderful at stocking stuffing.

  4. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    No tree for me yet, either. I think it is within easy reach but am not sure. I have wreaths and balsam candles so the smell is here at least. 😀
    The thing I really miss about a large real tree is coming downstairs late at night, turning the lights on and sitting quietly with just that illumination while the scent of evergreen slowly filled the room as the lights warmed up.
    The weather here was damp but not cold. I didn’t need a jacket or sweater to be outside if I wasn’t outside very long. It did get sort of sunny later on but it also got colder. Now it’s damp to boot.
    Enjoy the evening.

    • Kat Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      The tree is lucky to be up and not a charred mess. I had the worst time getting it in the house and up. I cursed which was not at all Christmas like.

      I love walking downstairs in the morning and catching the aroma of the tree as I get closer to the living room. The lights at night are spectacular, and I sit in the living room just to see the tree. Fern sleeps under it on the tree skirt.

      I just got back from my friend’s house, and it is raining. I knew it was supposed to which is why I got my tree today. I think the weatherman said rain on and off through Wednesday.

      Have a wonderful tomorrow!

  5. Morpfy Says:

    I post a question to all today.
    What do you want for Christmas this year ? for you or your children or grandchildren?

    • Birgit Says:

      ♪ ♪ ♪ I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas … ♪ ♪ ♪

    • Hedley Says:

      Morphy,
      Our Grandson, The Prince is very hopeful that he will receive the Lego Batcave. He has total Santa/Father Christmas belief – no blabber mouth in first grade has surfaced to spoil this time.
      My family of children, sisters and their families and friends will gather at our home on Christmas Day. My sister and husband arrive on Wednesday from London. We will see “A Christmas Carol” at Meadowbrook, go to midnight mass at St John Fisher Chapel and remember those who have gone before us

      So I will get what I want, the fulfilled dreams of a beloved Grandson and the gathering of my family. Thanks for asking

      Oh, and I really like it when Kat plays Steeleye Span’s “Gaudete” (next Sunday) and a “surprise” of “Fairytale of New York”

      • Kat Says:

        MDH and Morpfy,
        Next Saturday my sister and I will see a Christmas play together then go out to dinner. It was a tradition started by my mother, and we love continuing it.

        On Christmas Eve my friends and I will get together and make gingerbread houses. We are so intent on our work we seldom even talk. We munch cheese and crackers but use all out energy to build.

        I will also spend Christmas Day with friends. They have become family. We will have a large dinner and open presents. We give each other stockings, and they are the most fun!

        What about you, Morpfy?

    • Kat Says:

      Morpfy,
      I love to be surprised so i don’t usually ask for anything, but this year I did tell my sister I wanted a panini press. She’ll also surprise me with gifts I don’t expect.

    • Caryn Says:

      Morphy, I would like Christmas to be peaceful with no family dramas for anyone anywhere. Just good thoughts and good times and good memories.

  6. Hedley Says:

    Gaudete, gaudete Christos est natus
    Ex Maria virginae, gaudete.
    Tempus ad est gratiae hoc quod optabamus,
    Carmina laetitiae devote redamus.
    Gaudete, gaudete Christos est natus
    Ex Maria virginae, gaudete.
    Deus homo factus est naturam erante,
    Mundus renovatus est a Christo regnante.
    Gaudete, gaudete Christos est natus
    Ex Maria virginae, gaudete.
    Ezecheelis porta clausa per transitor
    Unde lux est orta sallus invenitor.
    Gaudete, gaudete Christos est natus
    Ex Maria virginae, gaudete.
    Ergo nostra contio psallat jam in lustro,
    Benedicat domino sallas regi nostro.
    Gaudete, gaudete Christos est natus
    Ex Maria virginae, gaudete

    Just getting ready for Sunday


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