‘Tis the season for Christmas specials.
I’m not going to lie – even as a grown man, I love watching Christmas specials. Snoopy decorating his dog house. The Grinch folding up the Christmas tree like an umbrella and stuffing it up the chimney. And Frosty the snowman melting in the greenhouse.
I love this season. In my never-to-be-humble opinion, Christmas really is “the most wonderful time of the year.” I love the songs. I love the decorations. I love the food. (A little too much, as the scale will confirm on Jan. 1.)
I also love the memories. And now I’m going to wreck one of yours. I apologize in advance.
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer is my favorite Christmas special. And Yukon Cornelious is one of my favorite characters in the show. I mean what’s not to like, right? He’s a man’s man. He openly carries a gun. He travels with cornmeal and gunpowder and ham hocks and guitar strings. And he’s always on the lookout for silver and gold.
When I was a kid, my mom always went shopping on the day after Christmas. She wasn’t going out to spend her Christmas cash on some goody Santa failed to leave under the tree. She went out with the express purposes of buying Christmas cards, wrapping paper and decorations.
But why go out and buy Christmas items the day after Christmas? After all, you’re not going to need that stuff for about 11 months.