‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through our house, not a creature was stirring, well, maybe a mouse. Not to mention three yipping puppies, two mewing kittens and a fake partridge on the fake twig of a fake tree.

The children are all gone, you see — married, divorced, engaged afar. The two grandchildren so far will be home in their own little beds awaiting the arrival of St. Nicholas, ever certain of the jolly one’s navigational skills and the bright guiding light of a certain red-nosed reindeer.
Never mind that temperatures have hovered in the 70s here in South Carolina for weeks, dipping below 50 only once or twice to remind us that it is December, after all. Set aside for the moment the sickness and suffering of so many these days; Christmas isn’t a certain set of circumstances. It is a state of mind by which adults can indulge their earliest memories and children can be swept into a world of snow with the gentle shake of a tiny glass globe.

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‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through our house, not a creature was stirring, well, maybe a mouse. Not to mention three yipping puppies, two mewing kittens and a fake partridge on the fake twig of a fake tree.

The children are all gone, you see — married, divorced, engaged afar. The two grandchildren so far will be home in their own little beds awaiting the arrival of St. Nicholas, ever certain of the jolly one’s navigational skills and the bright guiding light of a certain red-nosed reindeer.
Never mind that temperatures have hovered in the 70s here in South Carolina for weeks, dipping below 50 only once or twice to remind us that it is December, after all. Set aside for the moment the sickness and suffering of so many these days; Christmas isn’t a certain set of circumstances. It is a state of mind by which adults can indulge their earliest memories and children can be swept into a world of snow with the gentle shake of a tiny glass globe.

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