Saturday, October 12, 2013

most wonderful time of the year

Believe it or not, it's that time of the year...
at least in the Philippines!
"Open a very happy Christmas" -translation by Elise, since I don't speak Tagalog!
With the 'ber' months comes a season of Christmas celebration;
carols are playing in the stores,
and our neighbors lit up their Christmas tree last night.
We heard them call out a "Merry Christmas" to others as they passed the house.

So, though we're more in the mood for autumn colors and pumpkin spice,
we'll join in and wish an advance Merry Christmas to each one of you!


Rosalie said...

Thanks Barb! Merry Christmas to you all!

Betsy Cruz said...

Your neighbors lit their tree last night? That is hilarious. That is definitely enjoying a LONG Christmas season!

Judy said...

You know, I wouldn't mind starting Christmas earlier! I think Canada does it right...their Thanksgiving is tomorrow...Oct. 14 which is when Thanksgiving should be--just after harvest time! So they start their Christmas time right after Halloween. I'm always sad to take my Christmas decorations down...seems like they should stay up longer!! I think we should start a petition to change Thanksgiving to early October :~)

us5 said...


...i've actually started listening to Christmas music (but only because i received some for my birthday last month!)

...and i've been making Christmas crafts (but only because the women of the church are prepping to hold a craft fair next month!) so it's a more Christmassy fall than usual in our house this year!

the kids have told me that we can put up the tree any time... ;)