Monday, December 24, 2012
While most of you are enjoying your Christmas Eve, there are two very hard working individuals in Old Town Alexandria back on their proverbial perches. After a very lengthy hiatus (since last Christmas to be exact), the Old Town Llamas are back in their home's front window spreading some holiday cheer.
"Old Town Llamas?" you say.
For the uninitiated, the Old Town Llamas are two fluffy creatures, a lady and a gentleman, who sometimes adorn a neighboring row house's front picture window. Sometimes they sit up there in their natural state, sans outfits, but usually they're recognizing an occurrence or holiday by donning festive apparel or a celebratory costume related to the event. And though we're not sure they're actually llamas, we've come to affectionately know them and refer to them in this way.
This Christmas, they're celebrating the season with simple matching Santa caps. One of the pair is feeling particularly festive and is wearing a red Rudolph nose. Though it's not over the top like last year's display of Santa Llama in a sleigh being led by a reindeer llama, it's a fun way to celebrate Christmas.
If you're as fascinated by this unexpected window decor as we are, you can look back through all of our previously published posts of pachyderm personalities to get a perfunctory peak at what we've been privy to. But in recent times, the Old Town Llamas have been sadly absent, no longer gazing out at Old Town pedestrians. This holiday season we're quite happy to see them back at their posts, and we can only hope that this is the first of many upcoming getups. I'm talking a Britney, Beyonce, and Madonna level of outfit changes over the coming months. Fingers crossed.
Do you have any unexpected but fun holiday decorations in your neighborhood? Maybe something that you display and tend to look forward to every year? We'd love to hear about your experiences, it's always fun to get a glimpse into traditions like these.