A beautiful, cold night! I’m sitting here in my special place watching the stars and listening to the Christmas music Mrs. Claus has playing while she works in the kitchen. I can see how big Christmas Town has gotten. Just last year I could look out over the small areas of homes and see nothing but ice and mountains with a few twinkling of lights here and there. Now, to my left and across Chocolate Lake is Chocolate Lake Estates. Some have moved into the new homes there and there are many more homes ready to be lived in. Out straight ahead and slightly to my left is Reindeer Haven. Right now it is by itself out there but I’m told the new section to Reindeer Village will connect to it. It reminds me of a half or a horseshoe. It also leaves me with the question why run their buildings around the out skirts of town? Hummm…I wonder why? Maybe I’ll ask one of the reindeer the next time I talk to them. I hope I remember. Anyway, back to where I was. Straight ahead, and some distance away, is The HollyBerry Homes. A lot of our older elves are moving there. The community helps with “older living”. Of course it’s not like younger elves wouldn’t help an older elf when he or she needed it. It’s just something we saw on our trips and they wanted to try it. To the right and past Marshmallow Ridge is Gummy Drop Village. It’s nestled between the Marshmallow and Gummy Drop Mountains. I see a few lights on there. I wonder in amazement how not one of the architects or builders started designing or building anything in the “sledding area” It’s funny how no one, including myself wants to take that area away. I certainly miss all the sounds of delight I hear coming from Marshmallow Ridge and down into the large area below. This is still a lot of open space leading into the center of Christmas Town. I have a feeling that will remain open.
As I was turning around looking at the Town, Mrs. Claus caught my attention. Actually she was standing there with her hands on her hips. When I got down to her from my special place she said she had been calling me for about five minutes. Dinner was getting cold and she was getting a “tad miffed”! I never heard her. I was busy writing to you and looking at the fantastic sight I get to see whenever I want look.
The answer to yesterday’s SantaSearch Hunt question is:
No, Kwanzaa is not celebrated the same day as Christmas. This year Kwanzaa is celebrated from Dec. 26th to Jan. 1st.
What song contains the line “To see if reindeer really know how to fly."