Have a holly, jolly Christmas
And in case you didn’t hear
Oh by golly have a holly jolly Christmas
(Lyrics from “A Holly Jolly Christmas” written by Johnny Marks in 1962)
Is the sugar-spun notion of a “holly jolly” Christmas unrealistic?
Before his redemption, Ebenezer Scrooge thought so: “If I could work my will, every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart!”
An Indie author who aspires to the assertion, “art imitates life”—I’m inclined to agree.
Although Christmas is an integral part of my Contemporary, An Enlightening Quiche, realism jingles all the way from the perspective of my protagonist, Augusta Bergeron:
A vision of myself as a ghoul from Christmases Yet to Come appeared in the guise of a long-in-the-tooth trollop flicking fried-dyed hair and wearing age-inappropriate, skintight attire tautly stretched over my butt of a joke. A comparable image satirized every night by Cohen at closing time inside the chamber of Chuggers put the fear of God in me.
‘Tis the season to indulge in a reprieve from the doldrums and humdrum. Against my better judgement, I indulge a Hallmark movie from time to time, in willing suspension of disbelief.
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