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Christmas Window Displays

On Sunday, John and I took McKayla to Chattanooga. We picked up Grandpa and Uncle Bryan (well, more like we went to their house and took Grandpa's truck) and headed downtown to see the Christmas window displays.

This is a tradition that started when my brother and I were little. Every year, our parents would take us downtown to see the window displays and then go searching for Christmas lights. We have continued the tradition by taking MY kids downtown. Chris, at 14, isn't as thrilled by them anymore and generally just zips  past each window, McKayla, on the other hand, could stand for hours, mesmerized by the sites.....ah, the joys of childhood!

Last year, it was so frigging cold, we didn't really enjoy it. The wind was whipping around the buildings so fast it'd about knock us over. THIS year, however, was a lot nicer. The weather was in the 60's, hardly any wind to speak of, so we enjoyed ourselves and took our time.

The Electric Power Board (EPB) put on a spectacular show (as they always do), lots of movement, lights and just all around pretty scenery.

The penguin in the window would pop up and
down and there was a bear in the door playing

The red "blur" at the bottom, was a cardinal on ice
skates, that had apparently slipped on the ice of the
bird bath and was spinning in circles.

The Blue Cross Blue Shield does a display every year too and while it's nice, it's the same thing each year. There's not as much "sparkle" and pizazz to it, but still nice in it's simplicity and familiarity.

It really bugs me that the antlers on the reindeer on
the right are upside down. They have been like that
for years.

Santa's hat wasn't being very cooperative as he
checked his list, so he kept trying to move it with
his arm.

I hope this is a tradition that continues on. It's so simple and yet so magical. It takes really nothing to do and yet you get so much out of it.


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