So, I did. Most of the shots were okay but something was missing. Snow, for one. Southern Ontario is green and Christmas lights lose some zing without that white backdrop. Reviewing the pics, I reluctantly decided to shelve the idea.
One photo kept nagging at me, though. I liked it. Somehow, it hinted at perhaps my favourite aspect of Christmas: a child's wonder.
Yeah, a chubby elf-like balloon and a silver deer. But it works for me.
I'm a longtime Dave Letterman fan. Been watching him and Paul do their thing for about 30 years. I try never to miss his Christmas broadcast, mostly because it features Darlene Love singing Christmas (Baby, Please Don't Go).
Every year she's wonderful. Every year, I wonder if she can possibly pull it off again. She answered this year's question last night.
I hope you all find a measure of peace and contentment this season and that it sustains you throughout a healthy and prosperous 2012.
Now, let's enjoy Ms. Love's 25th appearance on Dave's show, doing what she does best: creating a joyful noise and offering it up to the world.
Crank up those speakers, do up those seatbelts, and have yourselves a very Merry Christmas!