Yup, exactly 6 months from now O Holy Night and Silent Night will be streaming endlessly all around the world. Colorful paper and ribbons will be torn from packages and roast turkey and cheer will be on the menu. Glittering lights will seem brighter than any other day they have been lit. Church bells will chime louder and seem more meaningful. Families will drive miles to see each other because....well, because it's the most wonderful time of the year. There will likely be a chill in the air and chimneys will be puffing. We'll don festive scarves and caps with rosy cheeks and twinkling eyes. There might even be a few reindeer and snowman sweaters. Candy canes and gum drops will fill crystal bowls and pecan pies will delight. As you take your seat on the sofa to watch The Christmas Story marathon, you'll think to yourself, "Where did the year go? It's Christmas Day already?"
I will agree, evergreen trees and holly do come quickly and leave us just as swiftly.