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Canterbury Gardens: Christmas comes early to Escondido

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ESCONDIDO (CBS 8) - Don't look now, but there are only 81 more shopping days until Christmas. But the holiday season is well underway in Escondido. In this story, Larry Himmel explains.

There's a gift shop in Escondido,

Where seasons tend to blend

Into a string of holidays

To which there is no end.


Take a look at the calendar

It's not even Columbus Day.

Fall has barely just arrived,

Halloween still weeks away.


But by their own internal clock

Canterbury Gardens does abide.

So already from floor to ceiling

They're immersed in yuletide.


Wreaths are up, stockings hung

The trees all look fantastic.

Halls are decked, lists are checked

Just break out your plastic.


The electric trains are rolling

Through villages old and new.

Around each wintry scene,

Through the tunnels they choo-choo.


Now to some, the holiday hum-drum

Causes them to fear it.

But the folks who pass through here

Get right into the spirit.


Inside Canterbury Gardens

Memories of a simpler day.

With home and hearth all aglow,

You'll just be swept away.


For all who browse the crowded aisles

It's such a sight to see.

All these sights and smells arouse

A sense of childhood glee.


To celebrate Christmas in October

Some folks would call it treason

But maybe this year more than ever

We need a little holiday season.


Whatever are your own beliefs

One thing is understood

There's never been a better time

For peace and brotherhood.


And when it comes to buying gifts

We can all lower our debt ceiling

By just giving someone an ornament

That expresses our true feelings.


Let's hope this season gives us a reason

To put aside our angst.

And gather those who we love around

For our blessing to give thanks.


Now indeed it may sound trite

And not just quite PC

But may I be among the first

To wish season's greeting to all of thee.

Canterbury Gardens

2402 S. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025
(800) 214-9474

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