The Halloween Tree

‘Twas a night after Halloween, and what did we see?
Snow in abundance covering all trees
(heavy, wet snow, brisk wind, drifting…)

The pumpkins were lit and though shining so bright,
They couldn’t dispel the gloom of that night.

And then in a twinkling a thought came to me,
What was needed were lights from a Christmas tree!

I spoke not a word, but went straight to the task
And soon in the light of the tree we did bask.
(Well, the pumpkins basked – we admired while curled up in our comfy chairs.)

And that, dear readers, is why and how I violated the social admonishment (as expressed in social and mass media) that I not decorate for Christmas until after American Thanksgiving! Yes, I know, I’m walking on the wild side!

(Sometimes social media can be a preachy, self-righteous, sanctimonious kind of place…)

Just remember, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do everything, and the wrong way is to keep trying to make everybody else do it the right way.
– M*A*S*H –

11 thoughts on “The Halloween Tree

    1. I wonder if it is weather driven. We have had lots of snow and cold this past few weeks and are at 9 hours 21 minutes of daylight per day. I’m seeing lots of houses already with their outdoor Christmas lights on now!

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  1. I totally agree about how judgmental social media has made us all….sometimes the self-righteousness can be hard to take! I think we don’t owe anyone an explanation of when or how we decorate for the holidays!


    1. That is true for so many things – as long as we aren’t doing any actual harm to someone else, we should be able to do as we like! If someone is offended by our actions, I think that is their problem, not mine…

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