Nativity Scene

My little home town of Marshall, Texas puts on a pretty darned extravagant lighting display every Christmas season which they call The Wonderland of Lights. In addition to the city-sponsored decorating of downtown, entire neighborhoods coordinate displays that draw more tourists through town every December than Marshall has residents.

Marshall Texas Wonderland of Lights

My sister and her kids still live in Marshall. This year, while driving through just such a neighborhood one evening, one of my four-year-old nephews (we’re not sure which one — they’re twins) spotted a Nativity Scene display in some random yard and excitedly pointed out “Look! A Christmas Farm!”

And now, for the rest of my life, I’ll always think of any nativity scene the same way.

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