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excerpt from our Christmas letter 1996

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EJ Mxxxxx & TP Hxxxxxxxxxxx
XX Xxxxxx Avenue, Toronto, Ontario    MXX XXX
xxxxxx@xxxxxxx.com

Christmas 1996 letterhead ©ejm1996,1999

        Ah! I have just finished stringing the last of the burned miniature angel cookies and hung them on our magnificent tree. (I couldn't bear to throw them out. They are a lovely mahogany colour - instead of white -and each angel is playing an instrument) It is really a beautiful tree, not in the true Mxxxxx tradition at all. It is a tall, straight spruce and perfectly formed. Now it is covered with all kinds of decorations including an excellent string of parrot lights. It's difficult to fathom that only a few days ago, the house was a disaster area of thread, stray bits of fabric, and baking dishes stacked haphazardly in the kitchen. The dining room table was covered in unwrapped gifts just barely ready to be wrapped and sent via Bxxxxxxpost to Victoria. Our normally sedentary cat, played wildly as I tried to decorate the banister with fantastic boughs of holly from the Hxxxxxxxxxxx garden in Victoria. But now all is calm; and we can now sit back and admire everything in a leisurely fashion.
        We went for a walk in the neighbourhood and see that lots of houses are looking very festive. And some are not looking understated yet garish the way ours is with just blue lights and green garlands. There are two particularly excellent houses on the block not far from us. Tot and I strolled over yesterday evening to admire them. The first house is entirely outlined with multicoloured lights, some of them flashing. There is a huge Christmas tree made entirely of lights on the porch roof and a lit up 3-d Santa Claus standing beside the tree. In the garden, there is a wishing well, also lit up, with another lit up 3-d Santa Claus standing on top of the well. We walked a little further to an even more spectacular display. (One would think the first couldn't be topped.) This house is also entirely outlined in multicoloured lights (the sides of the house as well) and the trees in the front yard are festooned with bows and ornaments. There is a lit up 3-d Santa Claus standing beside the chimney on the very top of the roof (three story house) On the porch roof is a lit up 3-d snowman and there is a ladder balanced from that roof over to the tree and on it is another large 3-d Santa Claus in a sled being drawn by Rudolf. Somehow my description seems pale in comparison. I hope you get the idea of the joy it gave us to stand and gape in amazement.

house with Christmas lights (this is not our house!) ©tph1998


        This year, we tore ourselves away from our computer, with which we love to play, from time to time to go bicycling
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More decorated houses:
Please choose the small image to see the enlargement

house on Brock with Christmas lights (this is not our house!) ©tph1998   house on Clinton with excessive Christmas ornaments (this is not our house!) ©tph1998




To Christmas Cookie Recipe
To Christmases Past "The Tree"
To Christmases Past "The Outdoor Christmas Lights"
To Christmases Past "Decorating the Christmas Tree"
To Christmases Past "The Christmas Pudding"
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