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  • Carolyn Welch

Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas . . .

Listen! Listen! Do you hear Bing or Perry singing?

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Everywhere you go

Take a look at the Collins House, it's glistening once again

Thanks to the Collinsville Garden Club-b-b-b-b . . .

A star atop this wispy pine is sure to catch e'eryone's eye

While candy canes and Christmas swirls hang as in the days of old

And branches bear paper garland that have been unscrolled

As jingle bells are ringing, waitin' for that jolly Santa guy

Living room parlor tree decorated with candy canes and paper garland streams.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Toys in the kitchen that every child will surely adore

Surround the shiny tree filled with many a colorful orb

To add a pop of brightness of every space you explore

While Mom and Dad remember being out of school way back when

Kitchen aluminum tree, bright ornaments, and antique toys.

Oh, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

All throughout the house

An antique box holds a special tree with berries and popcorn strung

Round and round and round and round and round and round again

Dried fruits and baskets are hanging and see the candles that soon would be lit, back in yesteryear . . .

Tree with dried fruits, popcorn, and berries in an antique box.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Antique glass ornaments are hanging everywhere

But the prettiest sight to see . . . is the string of beads and lights

That wrap around this very lovely ole tree . . .

Garlands of beads and tinsel, shiny ornaments and ol' St. Nick.

A village is nestled in the greens as it was back then

Candles and antique candlesticks add the magic charm

All the stockings are hung along the mantle's edge

As Elizabeth looks on . . . Oh! Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho-o-o-o-o-o-o . . .

Stockings are hung from the mantel festively decorated with an old village, greens and antique candle holders with candles 'neath the portrait of Elizabeth Anderson Collins.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

The city tree has arrived in Collins Park

Right after the Light Up Parade, it will be lit

So the children can give Santa their gift wish list

The tree is in place and ready for the event.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Soon the bells will start

And the thing that'll make 'em ring is the carol that you sing

Right within your heart

The D.D. Collins House will be open Saturday evening after the Light Up Parade and lighting of the city’s Christmas tree in Collins Park. Youngsters will visit with Santa to tell him of their wishes.

Come celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season.

Saturday, December 3rd ~ Parade begins at 5:30 p.m.

Photos of Christmas trees taken by Sarah Wilkerson

Photo of the city Christmas tree by Paul Welch


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