Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Always A White Christmas In Colorado

Christmas is coming up pretty quickly. Whether you're thinking of your own holiday traditions such as tree trimming or Christmas card writing, or you're part of the "Day of Buying Nothing" crowd; you're certainly aware that there are very few days to the big event.

As a child I watched the classic holiday movies such as “It’s A Wonderful Life”, “Miracle on 34th Street” and “A Christmas Carol” and there was always lots of crisp, white snow in these films; in fact snow seemed to be the benchmark of the Christmas season. I was a kid living in sunny, Southern California and those Christmas films were as close to snow as I could get.

I was born on the east coast, but left at an extremely young age, so no snow there, but my dear friend from high school, Tracy* married a man, had a child and bought some Colorado real estate and you can best believe there’s lots of snow there.

At Tracy’s home in Colorado, Christmas looks just like the films I saw as a child, the beautiful, big homes are decorated with twinkly lights, the snow is deep and perfect for making snow angels, the air is crisp and visible. After a tough day of snowball fighting you can’t wait to get inside to get a nice, cup of hot cocoa and some sugar cookies.

If you’re very good and you listen closely, you can hear the bells that tinkle as an angel gets its wings!

*names changed