Christmas blog hop: The problem of candy canes

I’ve just something crazy. I’ve agreed to write a Christmas blog every day in December. Feel free to join me!
Wow, where did the year go? How is it already December? I was pregnant all year, I guess, and the baby arrived just in time for the holidays. I can’t even cry along to Sixpence None the Richer’s Last Christmas Without You.
(Although I might anyway, because that song always gets me.)
Anyway, today we’ll put up our Christmas tree. It’s just a little plastic four-footer, but it makes the living room so festive and colorful. The kids love it.
Then there’s the problem of candy canes.

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Candy cane on a tree via Wikimedia Commons

Every year, I buy a big box of candy canes. We hang them on the tree. Then, over the next week, they vanish one by one. I find ghostly wrappers drifting around on the floor.
“Who ate a candy cane ten minutes before dinner?” I’ll demand.
From the negative replies, nobody ate a candy cane. Nobody at all. But there will be sticky fingerprints on the light switches and door knobs. Maybe we have peppermint-addicted elves. Or gremlins. Knowing our house, probably gremlins.
By the end of the week, all the candy canes will be gone. And usually I would have been planning to make hot chocolate and show the kids how to stir it with a candy cane … which I can’t do because they’ve all vanished to Candy Cane Heaven.
But I haven’t learned my lesson, because I still buy them every year.


Other blogs in the hop:

My Field of Dreams

Pom Pom’s Ponderings

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4 thoughts on “Christmas blog hop: The problem of candy canes

  1. I remember being the candy cane thief when I was a teenager!! That may have been the only year my parents used candy to decorate our tree. I would casually walk by and slip one off its branch, and just amble out the front door and into the orange grove to eat my stolen treat in secret. I wonder if I was the only one of my siblings who did that?

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  2. Aw! I was playing around with the candy canes last night, taking them out of their boxes (carefully so the hooks don’t break). Peppermint is so refreshing, clearing our noses, sharpening our senses. I may buy a fat one at the grocery store today. Thank you for joining the every day in December group, good Kessie!

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