Thursday, December 9, 2010
Deck the Hall with…Tons of Everything
As told to Denise Swanson
My name is Trixie Frayne, Skye’s best friend. I’m the librarian at Scumble River High. I also co-sponsor the school newspaper with Skye and coach the cheerleading squad. Even though Skye and I are BFFs we’re about as different as Louisa May Alcott and Jane Austen. Especially when it comes to winter. I love snow because it’s so beautiful. She hates it because she claims it’s hard to drive in.
Skye’s also not a huge fan of Christmas, at least the way I celebrate it. I live in a big old farmhouse with my husband Owen and I like to decorate it and the rest of our property to within an inch of its life. She barely puts up a tree; I have one in every room. She sticks a red pinecone wreath on her door and calls the outdoor decorating done. I have a life-size sleigh and reindeer on my front lawn and my whole house trimmed in white twinkle lights.
Skye claims that Christmas has become too commercialized, which I kind of agree with, but shh! Don’t tell her that. Still there’s nothing like a fresh snowfall and sitting in front of a lighted tree in the dark.
Whose side are you on? Thumbs up for a white Christmas with tons of decorations or thumbs up for a snowless winter and Christmas Lite?