Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Fixing What Wasn't Broken



Even given my abiding love of Christmas and its traditions, Santa's path and mine rarely cross. So when by chance this fellow was happened upon earlier this week, you might imagine my surprise. This is just wrong... No gingerbread cottage or snowy chalet for Santa '09 - more a glorified storage shed like the kind you see in a Home Depot parking lot, only with a towering token plastic candy cane off to one side. Any pine Christmas trees? No, a variety of Italian cypress instead. Gone was the traditional red suit trimmed in white fur, replaced by a flannel pajama top and kaleidoscopic striped knee socks better suited to elves or traveling circus clowns. No wonder he's frowning! Seriously, some things don't need to be fixed. Leave Santa alone!

3 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

Awww....this is just wrong....

Tracy said...

No sugar-spun of Santa in magic Christmas-land... that's what I remember from visits to "Santa" as a child... Oh, this is rather sad. Great title for the situation... if i ain't broke, don't fix it! ;o) Happy Day, Golden West ((HUGS))

Rachel Fenton said...

But is his beard real?