You know as well as I do that it starts way too early. I already saw Christmas decorations in certain department stores well before Halloween. On the one hand, it’s proof of how materialistic holiday Christmas has become. On the other hand, it provides even earlier opportunities to talk about the Baby Savior of the world.
Over the past week we’ve discussed the sounds and scents Christmas. Today it’s time to savor the sights of Christmas.
Here are ten sights that say “Christmas” to me:
- The lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington D.C. (When we lived there it was our tradition to go to the Mall and see the tree every year).
- The electric candles that light up the windows of our house.
- A Charlie Brown Christmas on the TV.
- The Mickey Mouse “Tiny Tim” ornament on our tree (My wife, Tammy, and I bought it when we were on our honeymoon in Disney World).
- Makeshift Christmas Tree lots popping up in school and church parking lots.
- Hand held candles lighting up our dark church on Christmas Eve.
- The ice skating rink opens in downtown Milwaukee at Red Arrow Park.
- My mom’s perfectly wrapped presents under her Christmas Tree.
- “Star” light’s hanging over Milwaukee’s Wisconsin Avenue.
- The abundant collection of créches scattered around our house.
Do you see what I see? Or does your Christmas “look” different?
What are your favorite “sights” of Christmas?