Today's Wonder of the World is...A Blue Christmas.
Flickr photo by Rich007
I'm not sure why, but I love a blue Christmas.
Maybe it's because it looks so frosty
Flickr photo by geniuschef2011
and I live in South Town, after all!
Of course I love this song, by one of my favorite sons of the South!
(Here at Christmastime, I can't bring myself to call him The King!)
I think Santa looks great in blue, don't you?
Flickr photo by CGoulao
But maybe it's just me.
I'm not so sure about blue poinsettias, though.
Flickr photo by daisybaxter
I have to say that I prefer red or pink or white, but it does get me thinking.
Maybe I like blue because it's used a lot in Hanukkah decorations too, and I like to find things that unite us.
But mostly I like a blue Christmas because of its melancholy vibe.
Not to be a downer, but with all those elves and reindeer hopping all over the place, singing Christmas carols in chipmunk voices and throwing tinsel hither and yon, I know there are a lot of people hurting right now, despite the wondrous news of God revealing himself as a baby boy in the manger.
Blue gives honor to those people.
This van Gogh masterpiece breaks my heart, but I love it.
A blue Christmas reminds me that in the middle of the Christmas craziness, there are people everywhere grieving a loss , whether it's someone they love, a relationship, their health, or a job.
We need Emmanuel to come, especially now. But some of us also need more time before we're ready to rejoice.
What do you think? Have I totally depressed you?
I hope not!
Here, have a pretty Christmas cookie!
Flickr photo by gensler97
And a candy cane!
Flickr photo by tamelyn
I feel so lucky to have you friends. I pray that the Christmas blues can be found only in your wrapping paper and ornaments, and that your season is full of JOY!
Have a Wonder-full Monday, y'all!
Before you go, enjoy this amazing rendition of O Come O Come Emmanuel.
If you're in a rush, the singing starts about 13 seconds into the video.