Occasionally, Christmas seems to breed some unusual, if not also garish or glitzy displays of ‘art’, to celebrate the festive season.
Showpieces range from wild gingerbread interpretations at Vancouver’s annual gingerbread contest to overwhelming Christmas light displays –both with aim to attract crowds for fundraising and just sheer spectacle for fun selfies.
Every December, St. Paul’s Hospital throws up their lighted hospital in downtown Vancouver. Despite cringe-worthy light displays that spin heads of every pedestrian, cyclist and driver, it’s a reminder where one could donate their money to a worthy cause to help others. No problem with that.
Every December in our neighbourhood, there is 5-km Christmas run for the Salvation Army, where anyone dons a Santa or elf hat, along with other Christmas frippery for a brisk jog or shuffle, along a snow-scattered path in the park. This is even better than Hallowe’en ghoulishness.
Rather than get all twisted in a humbug grumpy knot, just stroll about to simply soak for free, in the creative craziness with others.
May your Noel glow in human warmth, peace and light in the darkness!