The signs were everywhere. Christmas was on it's way!
Small group caroling denotes the approach of that glorious day…
Black Friday evening shopping leads the way.
As I follow my blocker, and he nabs the big deals of the day!
Home from school for the holiday, the computers are humming; modern-day communiqué
Christmas cookie baking's a must, we all say…
A foot in the dough, requires no dismay…
'tis a Tarheel house through and through we portray!
A tradition through the years, where the bright colored sprinkles rule in disarray.
Then, off to an afternoon spent with the D family faraway.
Where techno-junkies are allowed to play.
and the more athletic types compete, showing their round-ball prowess (or so they say)
A kindly big brother's height requires no repay.
The new Grand-baby is admired and displayed.
While the matriarch, aka Grandma, watches the whole display.
Treasured traditions leading up to that day that makes us all jump and shout, "Hip-Hip-Hooray!"