While others fight the war on Christmas, I am dedicated to keeping the corn in Christmas. I am not talking about Aunt Vi’s corn pudding, but the goofy, corny factor that makes strangers smile.(More)

Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break.

I spotted my first decorated as a reindeer car in the drug store parking lot. It made me grin just looking at it. I stopped to chat with the driver and compliment him on the antlers. He grinned back and told me he gotten them at the grocery store. His comment, “You’ll make a lot of people smile.” Off to the grocery store I went and bought a kit for my car. With a little help from my friends, my car is now outfitted.

Kids at intersections now point at my car and giggle and wave. Adults smile and give me a thumbs up sign. Picking up a friend after work made my car easy to identify. He got in grinning and talking about the antlers. Rudolph’s red nose on the front grill gets less attention but it does make for a complete ensemble.

This has been so much fun that I bought more kits and sent them to my two sons and a friend. My kids will roll their eyes and maybe put them on their cars. I can see my youngest son putting them on a friend’s car without telling the friend as some sort of payback prank. My oldest is the father of my three grandkids who are the perfect age to be riding in a reindeer car.

Keeping Christmas corny is not a new thing for me. Someplace in storage is a motion activated singing Christmas tree that sang a slightly off color ditty. It sat on the back of the toilet and people came out of that bathroom grinning.



The kit was $9.99 at the grocery store. Checking on line I see that WalMart and others have them for $14.99. How often can you make strangers smile for 10 bucks? Really, what Christmas needs is a break from war and more corn. Join me.