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November 17, 2006

'tis the season to be jolly...tra la la la...


It's that time of the year, warm, fuzzy holiday cheer, Santa-claus, colored lights, smell of cookies and brownies and Turkey! It's like this quirky bird has the whole country wrapped around her paws. On TV, in supermarkets and just about everywhere we see...Turkey-o-mania! It's kinda fun, you know...seeing turkeys everywhere means the holidays are not far away. It's interesting how just about everything around you changes...Halloween starts it all off and even before you have finished your candies and taken off the scary faces from your office, Thanksgiving sneaks up behind you and you see pumpkins and turkeys everywhere and then white covers the shades of brown and reindeers and Mrs.and Mr.Claus are everywhere!

As a kid, having digested a healthy dose of Archies for many years, I always wanted to have a christmas tree! Reading about Christmas in those comic-books made it all seem all the more magical - snow flakes, Santa's snowy beard, glittering Christmas trees and brightly wrapped gifts with enormous bows under the trees...I would have lived in that world, in my head a thousand times. I remember one particular story (after all these years!) - Archie's jalopy breaks down and they decide to stay overnight in what looks like a haunted castle, inside the castle, they find toys all around with cobwebs around them, and we see the invisible mom and baby ghost watching the gang, the baby having died before celebrating it's first Christmas. The gang unaware of all this, decide to celebrate Christmas in that castle, so they clean the toys, light a fire and decorate the old Christmas tree in the house. After a few hours, they fall asleep and the baby happily plays with all it's new toys and the mom and baby hug happily and leave the place to...heaven.

I just loved that story...







Anyway, it is that time of the year and I wonder if I should go tree-shopping... :)

4 comments:

RTD2 said...

Glad to see someone excited about the holidays...seems like more and more people are lonely and depressed come this time of year. If u do get a Christmas tree, you never know...K might sneak a puppy under it 24th night!

Jinguchakka said...

Have you seen the "Friends" Christmas tree episode where Phoebe will try to sell last year's trees out of sympathy?

frissko said...

"It's like this quirky bird has the whole country wrapped around her paws."

Isn't it the other way around..the whole country has it's paws wrapped around Turkeys!!...

Prabu Karthik said...

RS,

jolly time dhaan..othukaren, but dont u think it's time for a short story?
;p

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