Maybe in an effort to receive a torch that would have been passed to me eventually. Or maybe in an effort to stop being such a grinch or scrooge. I'm giving Christmas a fair shake this year. Yesterday at Whole Foods I almost bought a small tree (then I remembered on a bike and laughed at the thought of transporting that home).
So, I'm dreaming of a Pittsburgh Christmas. One that makes me feel all warm and gushy instead of annoyed and grumpy.
My mom collected Santas. We have a whole cabinet full of them at the house. So, I thought I'd just jump right into the Christmas spirit and check out the "Spirits of Giving from Around the World" exhibit at the PPG Wintergarden.
(It was slightly overwhelming. Christmas chaos is not something I will ever get used to.)
While we were walking around the Wintergarden, I realized I should have been taking notes about which Santa was which. But I didn't. So excuse my poor explanations. This Santa just looked like a nice guy! With a charming little scrunchy face.
In all seriousness, I think this guy's name was STARMAN. Winner of the best name of this exhibit goes to...STARMAN. (Duh.)
I believe this Santa represents the delegation from the Netherlands. Look at all those wood-carved toys and things! Gotta be the Netherlands.
So, there you have it. My first foray into attempting to enjoy Christmas.
(This is going to be a long month. Halloween is just SO MUCH BETTER.)