Many people think that because I’m in retail, that by mid-December, I would be so sick and tired of all the Christmas hoohah, but I’m not.
I even had a customer ask me this past weekend if I was OVER Christmas. I said, “No way…I love it!”
In fact, we have Christmas music playing at work right now and I’m always singing and dancing along with it, right in front of the customers. I act like a kid on Christmas CRACK.
I love this holiday because it’s full of sensory delights - the music, the decorations, the lights, and the foods (mainly, sugary sweets). And the Christmas spirit itself.
I had off yesterday, so I spent the entire afternoon outside. I walked over to City Hall, where they just recently opened a new ice skating rink, so that I could surround myself with everyone else who was enjoying Christmas. I grabbed a hot cup of java and a cranberry muffin, and then sat down on a bench and people-watched.
Christmas in the city is very different than experiencing it in the suburbs. And I think that’s because in a city, you’re closely mingling with all the city sights and sounds; not to mention mingling with so many other people. It’s like one massively-collective Christmas experience. You can feel the Christmas spirit all around you. It’s contagious, uplifting, and heartwarming.
I think everyone should at least, once, experience Christmas in a city because it’s such a unique treat.
Please enjoy some sights from my afternoon…
Tiffany's window displays.
A horse-drawn carriage.
Crowed city streets. People, people...everywhere!
The Rothman Ice Rink
Outside cafe tables.
I spotted this adorable and well-dressed elderly couple, walking down the street.
And yes, I even spotted SANTA.
However, he wasn't driving a sleigh with eight reindeer, but rather a very spiffy motorcycle...
He was having his picture taken while talking with everyone...
Here he is zooming past me...
And I heard him exclaim 'ere he drove out of sight..."Happy Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight!"
Hope you're enjoying this holiday season, y'all!