This weekend was December 1st, the start of the Christmas season. Everywhere I went I was surrounded by the wonderful sights and sounds of Christmas! As I walk down the streets of my neighborhood I see people putting up Christmas lights, and as day turns to night those lights come to life with beautiful and bright colors. Some of the displays are so big and detailed that people come from all over to view the magical colors. As I go to the mall to go Christmas shopping I am amazed at the beautiful decorations displayed at every corner. I also saw people dressed up as elves in their green festive costumes with their jingling elf hats guiding kids in a line to meet Santa, who was sitting in his big plush throne. He was waiting to hear all of the kids Christmas wishes as he laughed " HO HO HO". As I walked from store to store brightly decorated with Christmas cheer, I hear Christmas music flowing through the air. The Christmas music lightened up my soul and made me excited that Christmas was just around the corner.