Christmas Memories

Finding hidden presents in the trunk of the car, getting coal in my stocking , finding jewelry next to the coal.

Hot wheels cars, and Tonka trucks made out of metal.

A giant pile of coats on the bed, hiding under the pile wearing mink earmuffs and a headband like Doctor Zhivago .

The dog eating tinsel off the tree, The balls jingling and falling as he eats it. Seeing tinsel in the dogs shit.

Watching Miracle On 34Th Street, Mighty Joe Young and Babes In Toy Land, like we never saw them before. Quoting a line from it 40 years later.

A red fuzzy tree skirt, A poinsettia plant, and wondering why we didn’t have trains.

Getting a Zillion gifts and having more fun popping the bubble wrap from the packaging.

Chocolate coins in a yellow net bag, Christmas place mats and a Fruitcake no one ever ate.

Revolving lights that changed colors next to the tree, wondering whatever happened to the missing bulb.

Waking up to eat a piece of pie, only to find a fork already in the half eaten pie.

Holiday address labels, wondering why Easter seals was advertising for Christmas.

The dog bashing ornaments with his tail, just as Bing Crosby sang White Christmas.