I came home one evening to find our Super had decorated the building's lobby. It is very tinsel-y and... eclectic. (And by "eclectic" I mean "I am just being polite.")
I do kinda like this Santa face, though. His twinkling eyes stare down at me while I collect my LL Bean catalogues from the mailbox.
[Open Letter to LL Bean: Please stop sending me catalogues! I've gotten three in the last week, and I have never bought a thing from you. If, in the future, I find myself needing a quality flannel shirt or a monogrammed tote bag, I will look you up on the internet. But for now - let's cool it on the catalogues?]
In other news, December 12th is Frank Sinatra's birthday. Do you know he co-wrote a Christmas song? It's true - "Mistletoe & Holly" is a cute little number and you can watch a cute little version from 1957 here. (Back when it was a "newer song" brought to you by cigarettes.)
Oh, by gosh, by golly - It's time for mistletoe and hollyMerry Christmas and Happy Birthday to you, Frankie.
Tasty pheasants, Christmas presents, countrysides covered with snow
Oh, by gosh, by jingle - It's time for carols and Kris Kringle
Overeating, merry greetings, from relatives you don't know
Then comes that big night, giving the tree the trim
You'll hear voices by starlight, singing a Yuletide hymn
Oh, by gosh, by golly - It's time for mistletoe and holly
Fancy ties and granny's pies, and folks stealin' a kiss or two
As they whisper, "Merry Christmas" to you.