By Lewis Carroll
Lady, dear, if Fairies may
For a moment lay aside
Cunning tricks and elfish play,
'Tis at happy Christmas-tide.
We have heard the children say -
Gentle children, whom we love -
Long ago on Christmas Day,
Came a message from above,
Still, as Christmas-tide comes round,
They remember it again -
Echo still the joyful sound
"Peace on earth, good-will to men!"
Yet the hearts must childlike be
Where such heavenly guests abide;
Unto children, in their glee,
All the year is Christmas-tide!
Thus, forgetting tricks and play
For a moment, Lady dear,
We would wish you, if we may,
Merry Christmas, Glad New Year!
Merry Christmas from Pennsylvania, where we arrived in the afternoon after a quiet morning of finishing chores that had to be done before we left. We drove up in flurries, though none of the snow stuck -- it's very cold now but it wasn't while we were driving -- and saw a gorgeous sunset before going out for Chinese buffet (even with my Lutheran in-laws, I celebrate Jewish Christmas). Now we are watching old Doctor Who Christmas specials while my in-laws are at church. Happy Christmas if you're celebrating; here are some photos from our neighborhood and Hanover!