But then there are all these questions that kids seem to have about that mode of arrival. For instance, if he is delivering a bike, how does he get it down the narrow chimney? Or what if there was a fire earlier in the evening, how does he avoid landing on hot coals? Or what if they have no chimney? I can understand their concern. Really, I do but the obvious thing to me is how does that jolly man get himself down the chimney? I know these burning questions have you stymied like me.
That brings me to this.
Over the weekend, my husband and I sloshed through wet streets and off and on drizzling rain to take a candlelight tour of some historic homes here. It is an annual event that we finally succumbed to last year and had such a great time; we decided to go again this year.
What does this have to do with Santa getting down the chimney?
I’ll tell you.
When he lands in this neighborhood, I think he takes one look at the front door and thinks to himself, “Well, I’ll be! That is such a fine front door – decorated so wonderfully for Christmas, I must let myself in that way and stay out of the flue.”
Now it may not seem obvious to you, since you weren’t there, but the conditions for taking photos were not optimum. Not that I needed an excuse to go back you see, but well, sunlight is so much better at showing details in some instances. So we returned in the sunshine and travelled up and down the streets admiring (and photographing) the decorations. If you want some ideas for next year, there are plenty here to inspire.
I ought to add that if you are ever in the neighborhood this time of year and you like that sort of thing, you know, peeking into people’s living rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms . . . (it’s part of the tour – don’t get any strange ideas), you simply must go. I’ll go with you. You might need a guide after all.
Notice that these are double doors. How will Santa get in? This wreath is split in the middle and each side moves with the door it is hung on.
I think you are going to have to click on this one to see it larger to be able to fully appreciate the greenery.
I liked this one for its simplicity.
On the other hand,I liked this one because it was elaborate.