Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are filled with activities,
but what do we do on December 26th
if we aren't going to celebrate Kwanzaa?
Here's an idea: wait until dark and then drive through the neighborhood
to look at Christmas lights.
Most of my neighbors put up white lights
--and I have done that in the past as well--
but white lights are a little more ho hum
than ho ho ho as far as Christmas lights go.
That's why tonight when I explored the neighborhood,
I was glad to see lots of colored lights, lighted wreaths, and lighted reindeer.
There were even a couple of inflatable snowmen and one inflatable Santa.
But what I liked the best were lighted bright red "joy" signs
on the front lawn of a few of my neighbors' homes.
I love the white star shining over the letter "o,"
and the bright red letters shining out into the darkness.
My dad always left his decorations up until January 6th--
the feast of the Epiphany.
That's something to think about for those of you who aren't ready
to bid farewell to the joy of Christmas just yet.