The count down to Christmas has a long tradition with the Advent Calendar's little numbered flaps so that one is opened each day. This is a 'famous German tradition', and the first known Advent Calendar dates from 1851. There are also Advent candles and Advent wreaths.
Today's image of Christmas decorations has its origins more recently - in the Grinch that Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss. If you go to Pinterest there are hilarious pictures of Green-stockinged back ends in the Christmas tree as part of the decorations. Take a look HERE
We also have a great view to Toronto with a freighter in the foreground - the CN Tower seems to be keeping the cloud line from descending on the city.