Christmas decorations are up at the Beck household. Here's a quick tour in photos.
There's Nipper by the front door, wearing his Christmas scarf. You may recognize him from that famous old dog-and-gramophone commercial logo. I've had him for years.
That dog is real --- my German Shepherd, Uno.
This old wooden cut-out shop sign has (in my opinion) one of the truest, most classic versions of Santa Claus ever made.
These miniature St. Nicholas dolls from Germany show a bit of lore where Santa Claus was said to be elf-sized --- not the large, "festively plump" fellow he's depicted as today.
Another shot, close-up.
Tractor and tree. Love this.
As if it wasn't demeaning enough to a symbol of American freedom to cut off its head and put it on the wall above the fireplace, we added a Santa Claus hat.
A few of the pipes from a pipe organ at the church George Washington went to.
This Christmas tree is dedicated to 9-11.
It's hard to see in the photo, but all the ornaments have something to do with 9-11. It's something we do every year to commemorate a day that changed our lives.
Buddha looked like he could use some Christmas cheer.
What are some of your favorite decorations? Comment below.