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?

11 comments:

  1. I'm from Texas, but have lived in Illinois for almost six years. Along about February, snow starts to feel like a personal insult! But it's still pretty in December, so I guess snow and moderate decorations, LOL.

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  2. I love having a white Christmas, with adequate decoration. Like Shel, after the snow turns to slush, it can go away.

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  3. Wish we had an option for a white Christmas here, but in my area of NC, it's not very likely! :) It's beautiful, though, and here it melts instead of turning to the long-term slush that so many areas have to deal with.

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  4. I like lots of snow (Christmas should be today!) and a minimum of decorations, though I have been known to tour the most brightly lit neighborhoods . . .

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  5. Decorations galore! Though, someone needs to come and help me with mine.

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  6. There has to be snow...and many, tasteful decorations. Lights galore, too! The snow is here, lights too...soon, the decorations.

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  7. A life-size sleigh! What fun! I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...in three-part harmony!

    ~Avery

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  8. Lots of snow and lights!

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  9. We don't get snow in San Francisco very often, so I have to make do with decorations. But if I get carried away and put up too many, I resist taking them down again and they stay up way past the season. So I am currently a minimalist. Ooops, forgot to turn off the candle when I went to work today. See, decorating just gets me into trouble.
    Karen

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  10. No snow, I'm getting too tired to shovel. But bring on the rest.

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  11. I'm going to show Skye all your comments to prove that I'm right and she's wrong.

    Thanks!
    Trixie

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