I don’t take a lot of holiday pictures, especially since our grandchildren outgrew the “Santa” years. It’s never been my favorite time of year, for a host of reasons. I’m no Scrooge, but you’ll never see me in a Santa costume either. In fact, I wholeheartedly endorse a proposal I saw in the paper a few weeks ago that suggested we only have Christmas once every 5 years or so. Seemed reasonable to me. That might discourage retailers from putting up Christmas decorations shortly after Halloween. And it might keep people from running up those credit card bills in the “spirit” of the season.
But if I have a favorite Christmas image (of my own, that is), it’s this one. It was taken 3 years ago in one of my favorite spots. And no, it’s not in a mall. I try very hard to stay away from malls at Christmas. If hell has an earthly address, it’s a mall at Christmas.
No, this was in a place that’s a whole lot more fun. In fact, people come from all over the world to see the seasonal displays here. Seriously. They do.