Writer Wednesday: Christmas Decor

This month’s Writer Wednesday topic, appropriately enough, is “Show Us Your Christmas Decor.” I almost passed, because I just don’t decorate any more.

WW December

I live alone. Well, I live with a cat, but if she observes any feline holidays, she hasn’t shared them with me. And frankly, I think she’s too lazy to decorate, too.

Somewhere in a big red and green plastic box in my cedar closet there’s a fiber-optic table-top Christmas tree. I haven’t pulled it out in years, and have no idea whether or not it still works. Don’t care.

Christmas Bear

I don’t care about the tangled outdoor lights, or the wreath, or the assorted oddments from Christmases past. I have lots of memories, but the people in them are mostly gone now.

No, I’m not feeling morose, although the holidays are different for folks with no close family. We may prefer to put our feet up and settle in with a good book, foregoing most of the trappings of the season.


But just when I was about to tell the other Wednesday Writers that I wasn’t joining in this month, I changed my mind. I carried my plush Thanksgiving turkey out of the living room and came back with my plush reindeer, my Santa Bear (who reads aloud from Twas the Night Before Christmas), and my Christmas sweater bear. They all wish you (and me) a Merry Christmas (or the holiday of your choice, of course).

Santa Bear

Please visit my Wednesday Writer friends, Tamra Baumann, Priscilla Oliveras, Jean Willett, and Sharon Wray, to see their Christmas decor—I’m willing to bet they’ll all have more to show you than I do!

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sharon Wray
    Dec 09, 2015 @ 06:19:15

    Kay, I am so glad you participated anyway. I love the plush reindeer and your Santa bear. And since this is just one season of your life, who knows what the next decade will bring. One day we may still see you on the roof attaching Christmas lights! To be honest, curling up with a wonderful book and tray of Christmas sounds as wonderful as cooking for a houseful of guests.
    I hope you have a Merry Christmas and your best New Year’s ever. 🙂



    • Kay Hudson
      Dec 09, 2015 @ 10:46:03

      Sharon, I’m a big fan of New Year’s Day. Possibly my favorite holiday: lots to look forward to, and no pressure to overeat! (PS, you will NEVER see me on the roof. It’s very steep and I pay a guy to clean it every year.)



  2. tamrabaumann
    Dec 09, 2015 @ 08:54:36

    I think your stuffed friends do a nice job of brining happiness and joy. Good for them! And what a nice thought, to curl up with a good book and something warm to drink on Christmas day. Happy Holidays!



  3. prisoliveras
    Dec 09, 2015 @ 10:12:30

    Kay, I think we celebrate in our own ways and what feels right or good to us. Curling up with a good book and a few beloved stuffed friends sounds like a relaxing time to me. 🙂

    I think it’s great that you joined the group blog. We’re a mixed bag of different personalities and ideas and traditions. That’s what makes our Writer Wednesdays and the Firebirds so special! 🙂

    Happy Holidays, my dear friend!



  4. Jean Willett
    Dec 09, 2015 @ 10:39:33

    Love your bear who reads! I’m always hunting for book themed ornaments for my tree. I love the snowflakes you added to your page, as well. I live in Georgia and the only snow we see is usually the end of January. 🙂 Celebrate how you want, but besure to add some cookies to go with that warm drink. Merry Christmas!



    • Kay Hudson
      Dec 09, 2015 @ 10:52:28

      Jean, we don’t see snow often in the Houston area, either, but the last time we had a real snowfall was right around Christmas a few years ago. I drove down the freeway past palm trees covered in white. (The snowflakes on the site are provided every year by WordPress. I wouldn’t have the faintest idea how to do that myself.)



  5. Heather Ashby
    Dec 09, 2015 @ 18:01:11

    We keep ours VERY simple these days too, Kay. I have to have a small tree (pre-lit) Up in 5 minutes 🙂 Candles in the fireplace (all we need in Florida.) And one poinsettia. I keep gift giving VERY simple as well, preferring to give my time instead of gifts. We’ll be celebrating Christmas Eve with an 8 hour shift at the airport USO. HOW rewarding to serve cookies and welcome our troops hopefully on their way home for the holiday. And those who aren’t, maybe just some conversation and a bit of nurturing snuck in. Wishing you – and your kitty – a blessed holiday season, Kay.



    • Kay Hudson
      Dec 09, 2015 @ 22:31:14

      What a lovely way to spend Christmas Eve, Heather. Have a wonderful time. I spent many Christmases in South Florida when I was a girl–I barely remember the snowy ones in Wisconsin.



  6. Wendy LaCapra
    Dec 09, 2015 @ 18:21:50

    Oh, Kay! I love your post–it touched my heart. I have been dwelling in the happiness from louder Christmases and looking forward to the quieter one we intend to celebrate this year. And I adore the bears, too!



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