Christmas Windows

On Sunday when we went to get a few things at Eaton Center, we took the opportunity to walk along the Christmas window displays that have been set up in the store front of The Hudson’s Bay. I enjoyed looking at the the elves preparing for Christmas and Santa’s midnight ride to deliver all the gifts to children all over the world. There were scenes of carollers and of people in their homes on Christmas Eve.

In the last window, we saw Santa sitting down for his Christmas meal after a hard night’s work taking the time to relax and celebrate until preparations begin for the next year.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
Santa’s work is done. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

As we walked up Queen street to catch the streetcar, we came across a wooden box holding a Nativity scene. Amid all the Santas that abound in the city and the glittering Christmas trees that are seen in every store, this scene was a welcome sight to behold.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
A Nativity Scene. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

To me, the Nativity scene symbolises the true reason why Christians celebrate Christmas. The birth of Christ was was the beginning of a series of events that led to the spiritual salvation of many. Christmas is a time to ponder on this and on the reasons why we remain Christians in a world that is focused on materialism.

Do you enjoy looking at the Christmas displays in store front windows?


© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

(This post is linked to Jo’s Monday Walk. Head on over to her blog to see where else you can walk this week.)

47 thoughts on “Christmas Windows

  1. I agree with you, Colline. Nativity scene is the best representative of Christmas. I am still too busy to go around and enjoy shop windows, I think I prefer to stay inside this holiday. Wishing a merry Christmas to you, your husband, and your girls 🙂

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    1. Staying at home, resting and spending quiet time is the best thing to do Paula. Seeing the Christmas windows this year was a bonus as we don’t normally go out of our way to have a look.

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  2. I’m glad you did, Colline! These are magical 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing. What a lovely early Christmas present this is. Have a wonderful time with your family and wishing you a great 2015!


  3. I surely do! I’m so glad I’ve popped by today, it’s been far too long. One Christmas I was in New York and that’s where my love for “window shopping” began.. and I don’t mean “shopping” in the literal sense, but in browsing the window displays I could see a real joy in Christmas. In another life, I’d have a job making those displays.. aren’t they just amazing? How on earth do they get those little miniatures.. I can just imagine the time spent making these displays! Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas!! xx


  4. These are very nicely done, Colline. I hope I get time this season to get to The Loop and do a little window gazing. It’s been a part of my Christmases for some time.


    1. If their window displays are as beautiful as the ones I have seen, then I am sure you will go. The window displays are all part of the season I think – and they do tend to brighten the cold, grey days. 🙂


  5. Beautiful captures and a perfect reminder for us. Meanwhile, Merry Christmas to you and your family … and thank you for the goodness you share with us here.


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