We redheads would like to cry out, a very happy Christmas to you all! And long live King Jesus!!!
And on the sledge sat a person whom everyone knew the moment they set eyes on him. He was a huge man in a bright red robe (bright as holly-berries) with a hood that had fur inside it and a great white beard that fell like a foamy waterfall over his chest. Everyone knew him because, though you see people of his sort only in Narnia, you see pictures of them and hear them talked about even in our world—the world on this side of the wardrobe door. But when you really see them in Narnia it is rather different. Some of the pictures of Father Christmas in our world make him look only funny and jolly. But now that the children actually stood looking at him they didn’t find it quite like that. He was so big, and so glad, and so real, that they all became quite still. They felt very glad, but also solemn.
“These are your presents,” was the answer, “and they are tools not toys. The time to use them is perhaps near at hand. Bear them well.”
“And now”—here he suddenly looked less grave—“here is something for the moment for you all!” and he brought out (I suppose from the big bag at his back, hut nobody quite saw him do it) a large tray containing five cups and saucers, a bowl of lump sugar, a jug of cream, and a great big teapot all sizzling and piping hot. Then he cried out “A Merry Christmas! Long live the true King!” and cracked his whip and he and the reindeer and the sledge and all were out of sight before anyone realised that they had started.
~excerpts from C.S. Lewis, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Chapter X: The Spell Begins to Break.~
4 Replies to “a very Happy Christmas to you”
1. Merry Christmas to you guys, too.
2. I love how your hair is done.
3. So Gabriel looks like his daddy and Asher looks like his mommy? I’m trying to decide because they actually look so much alike I’m purposely trying to differentiate them in my mind. 🙂
4. You all look fantastic and happy and blessed. You look like you really know that God loves you.
This is so lovely.
Cute, cute, cute!!
I hope you all had a wonderful day!
I agree with Bobbi Jo: Gabriel does look more like Daddy and Asher looks more like Mommy. And Evangeline… well, I’m not sure. Both of you, I guess!
Merry Christmas, Cummings!