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If you have lived in the US for more than a year, then you know what Christmastime looks and sounds like: lots of red and green, sparkle, lights, garlands, decorated trees, and the soundtrack of Christmas songs. Some people even have their cars decorated with a large round nose on the front and antlers on the sides– delightful!
But this year is different. There are fewer lights, few church services, and even less traffic on Christmas Eve than usual. There is no mistletoe anywhere, that entire industry being gutted by the concerns of contagion.
However, there are a few things that have popped up to surprise and delight. A composer has written software that allows up to 14,000 people to be online at once, singing in concert. Professionals are singing out of their upstairs flat windows, creating mini concerts. Disney has released all of its upcoming movies at once, online. And commercial bakers, creative as always, have come up with some new munchables for the season.
A savory new snack is Cricket Chips. No kidding! They are from the Chirps company, chirpschips.com, and the product is called “Eat Bugs”. The package proudly proclaims “one cricket per chip!” My bag is barbecue flavor. Try them if you dare!
Another novelty snack this year is the Lump of Coal Cookies from toogoodgourmet.com . Supposed to resemble lumps of coal for the naughty, these cookies are actually very delicate, crisp, and chocolatey. Definitely try them if you can find them!
-Lump of Coal Cookies by toogoodgourmet.com
Finally, in photography, many have gotten really silly. I love it! So above you can see an outstanding example of silly images– babies dressed as grannies– and yet it’s profound. We start life small and soft, and we age to…well, smaller and softer.
I hope you enjoyed these not-so-familiar images for Christmas Eve. Laughter helps move you into Healthy Happy Loving Lifesm! Now may your days be merry and bright!
Kebba Buckley Button is a stress solutions expert, holistic guide, and award-winning author who celebrates life. She has a longtime energy healing practice and is an ordained minister. Among her books are: Discover The Secret Energized You (http://tinyurl.com/b44v3br), Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire, and Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine. The books are available on Amazon and through Kebba’s office. To email us, firstname.lastname@example.org .