This late into December, weary Scrooges and tired elves are soooo ready for the Christmas crowds to go home to eat turkey. Some years, when I've been Christmas-decorating stages too long, it's been hard to muster enthusiasm for decorating my own tree. That's not such a problem this year, since my Black & White show opens on New Year's Eve, but I bet the sleep-deprived carpentry and painting elves are doing little cookie baking. They're gearing up for the madness of Load-In, while the hard-working actors are preparing for Opening.
Norman Rockwell, believed public domain