Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Wishing you and your loved ones the happiest of holidays and a new year full of peace and love. Merry Christmas.


These pictures are from Christmas on Baker Street earlier in December. The tradition is to have part of the main street shut down. One of the local supermarkets provides food and hot chocolate. Various groups perform carols and other Christmas music. Animals are brought in from a local farm...I'm not sure whether all the animals are babies or just miniatures, in any case, they delight the children almost more than anything else, especially those who get to ride the donkey.

18 comments:

Aaoiue said...

Merry Christmas, Carla, for you and for everybody who visits your kind blog. As I'm going to Rome (Italy) between the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009, I wish you also a very very good new year.
(*_+)

Isle Dance said...

Awwww...and I want to hold that baby! :o)

we're doomed said...

Your town has a wonderful Christmas celebration. Many churches and other religious organizations do the same sort of thing in our area. These are fabulous events for kids of all ages. How's the weather in your neck of the woods?

NYD said...

Happy Holidays, Carla.

How do they choose the baby Jesus?

That kid has some pretty big shoes to fill, eh.

pandave said...

A very merry Christmas to you, Carla!

a have had a great year filled with your fantastic photos and words. I look forward to more.

My boss was telling us that he was going to a Christmas play put on by his church. Towards the end of the Christmas story, acted by young kids, Santa makes an entrance into the Nativity scene.

ah... Christmas

Carla said...

Aaoiue, I hope you enjoy Rome. I loved it and December is a good time of year to be there.

Isle Dance, The baby was so quiet. I wonder how they managed that.

Carla said...

We're Doomed, There are so many nice celebrations and activities around here. It's been a little chilly here. Warming up now, but we've had three days of solid snow.

NYD, Thanks for the wishes. Right back at you. No idea how they chose the baby...probably the kid who wasn't screaming.

Carla said...

Pandave, Nothing like adding a new twist to a story. Wishing you the very best this holiday season as well.

Steffi said...

Merry Christmas my dear Carla!Thank you so much for your greetingcard via internet!I hope you had nice christmas!

Great photo!

Steffi

paris parfait said...

Lovely photos. Hope you and yours had the happiest of holidays and a fantastic new year!

Carla said...

Steffi, Merry Christmas to you too. I hope you had / are having a wonderful time with your family this holiday season.

Tara, Thank you. And likewise, I hope that you've had a wonderful Christmas.

Pamela said...

My favorite Christmas decoration is a live nativity.


I know there was one local -- but the snow and cold kept me home. I wonder how they kept warm. How did yours keep from getting frost bitten?

Carla said...

Pamela, Actually, the day that event took place, it was snowing, but not too cold. We grow them tough up north here.

JBelle said...

Happy, Happy Christmas Carla! I hope all 12 days are packed with love and joy.

Maggie said...

Merry Christmas. That sounds like a fabulous celebration and my kids would kill to see some of your snow:)

Carla said...

JBelle, Thank you so much for your wishes. And likewise, I wish you joy, happiness, peace and love, much, much love.

Maggie, After two hours outside shoveling today, I am hoping that the snow will slow down. Either that, or I'll have the perfect excuse to be a hermit for the next couple months. Hope you're having a fabulous holiday season.

The Fool said...

Merry Christmas, Nomad. May the New Year be filled with blessings. Best to you.

Jannie said...

A must-do for Christmas, indeed. Such a happy and good-looking Mary and Joseph.

And... I see you went by the "f-ing" four-leaf-clover girl's post I linked and left a message there. That was so nice of you, Carla! As I mentioned, I really like that blog, it's done by a team and they come up with the most interesting writing, all only 100 words.

I'm going to post a follow-up to her lack-of-luck quandary either tonight or tomorrow over at my humble site. Hope you'll pop in!

Jannie
xoxo