What an emotion-gathering word from the song “White Christmas”: “…where treetops glisten.” Here in west-central Florida, “glisten” is not a word that we generally use to describe the Christmas season. Since our clime is not susceptible to wintry weather, we choose other words to stimulate our senses around the holidays. We comment about the aroma of cedar and pine Christmas trees that remind us of the Christmas season. We, rather than roasting chestnuts by an open fire, talk of delicious things such as key lime pie. Although we post decorations with Frosty the Snowman, we also use decorations that include palm trees with big red ribbons encircling them. Of course, we include all of the wintry Christmas music and pray perhaps that Christmas Day will not be too warm. Despite the lack of winter weather, our Santa’s appear to have no problem climbing rooftops (whether or not there are chimneys) and delivering toys for the children…and adults.


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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