Thứ Năm, 25 tháng 12, 2008

Entry for December 25, 2008

Old-fashioned Christmas tree
Collection: Musée de la civilisation, Quebec, Canada
Photograph: Musée de la civilisation, Pierre Soulard, 1993
This large Christmas tree was set up by the Musée de la civilisation as part of the exhibit, Noël ancien (Christmas of Yesteryear), presented during the 1993-1994 holidays. The tree displays many ornaments produced over a period of more than a century.
Christmas Magic
Are we too grownup to feel a thrill
As we light the Christmas tree?
Are we immune to cookies,
Christmas cards and Christmas glee?
Are we too adult to "Ooh" and "Aah"
At the Christmas candle's glow?
Are we blasé about our gifts;
Do we shun the mistletoe?
Are we too mature for carols,
For merry or for jolly?
Do the decorations leave us cold,
The ornaments and holly?
Fat chance! We'll never grow too old
To love the Christmas magic.
A year without a Christmas
Would be boring, even tragic.
So bring it on! The candy canes,
The feasting and good cheer;
O Christmas, lovely Christmas,
You're the highlight of the year!
By Joanna Fuchs

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