The Enchanted Forest
The Holiday Edition
Our resident writer and photographer Jimmy Wilson is right now traveling to his favorite place-the Enchanted Forest- for the holidays! With a knapsack filled with his favorite snacks (freshly picked blackberries and slices of bread sweetened with sugar plum jam), a notebook and pencil, and his camera, he is looking forward to spending time with his friends: the trolls, the gnomes, the tree people and “Little Jimmy-“ a tiny Chipmunk that pats his tummy whenever he laughs…..Join us he takes us along with him as he discovers the beauty and splendor of the Enchanted Forest.
The days were long and cold for Jimmy. But he kept up his cheer and his heart warm by visiting his favorite buddies in the forest: a fairy with the sweetest giggle; a group of spirited gnomes who loved to slide down the mountain on top of oak leaves, and of course, his dear friend, Mr. Jack Frost.
With his bright blue eyes, and his hair as white as snow, Jack was busy blowing his icy breath upon spruce and fir trees and creating the most lovely crystal frost when Jimmy stopped by. The two spoke briefly, but Frost had much to do. He needed to go to Greenland by dusk while Jimmy needed to reach the north pole as Christmas was drawing near.
“Well, so long,” Jimmy said.
Jack smiled and then handed Jimmy a sled made out of ice. “This will help you get to St. Nick’s….”
Jimmy hopped on the thick icy sheet which glistened in the light, and jolted off with lightning speed, sailing across the frozen tunder…. heading further into the forest, and closer to the north pole.
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yule-tide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos
Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight…
And so I’m offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it’s been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you*
*Songwriters: Adolphe Adam
The Christmas Song lyrics © Carlin America Inc, BMG Rights Management US, LLC
Born in Minnesota, Jimmy Wilson is a photographer, filmmaker, writer, and gallery owner.
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