Sunday, December 25, 2011

Daytime Santas

Nighttime is the best part of Christmas. Strings of colored lights and blow-up snowmen and Santas are meant to be enjoyed after dark. The scene in the daytime is like pulling the curtain back on the Wizard of Oz. We see the tangle of wires suspending the lights and the hooks holding up the wreaths. Deflated Santas sprawl in sad puddles on lawns, waiting for nightfall. It’s kind of funny but also a bit disturbing. Eventually people will figure out a way to disguise their deflated Santas. A small circular hedge, tended all year in anticipation of Christmas time would be nice, or perhaps they could rise out of a decorative structure like a jack-in-the-box. I can't wait to see what people will come up with.