Christmas Day Goose Chase

“Hey, do you see it anywhere?”


“Where could it have gone?”

“I don’t know. I haven’t seen it since it’s been opened.”

“Did one of the cats maybe drag it off?”

“I have no idea. But it’s completely possible.”

The hunt continued.

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The Finest Present

A present is a present is a present. The fact that someone is thinking of you enough to give you something should, in and of itself, give you something wonderful. That, in itself, should be enough.

But sometimes…

…it’s not.

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O Starlit Night

I loved this.

The feel of the cold winter, biting at your face. Determined to freeze you. The motion of time stuck in sludge, powerless against your progression. The sound of the bells in the open, enchantingly lighter than the air, causing nature to be jealous.

There was nothing better.

And, when I finally did allow time to record me, it was only to record these small deeds:

Wonder and amazement.

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Future Givings

“Hey, what do you want for Christmas?”

“Hmm… a zebra!”

“I can’t get you a zebra.”

“Then… a live-in orchestra.”

“What? How would that even work?”

“Fine, then I want my own Holiday World of Old.”

“What? What is that even a reference to–oh, wait, The Nightmare Before Christmas, right?”


“Well, that’s still a ‘no’. Sorry. Give me a real answer.”

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