Christmas Eve in the ForestStars peeking from behind the trees twinkle as if presenting a light show,
while an owl's faint hoot can be heard from afar.
The shining beacon that is the full moon causes the snow to glisten and sparkle a
as well as produce voluminous, elongated shadows of leafless trees,
revealing their skeletal branches.
The snow-covered pines are no longer pines tonight.
Tonight, their pinecones are their ornaments and their shimmering icicles are their
Tonight, they are Christmas trees. Christmas trees of the rabbits, the squirrels, the chipmunks;
Christmas trees of the raccoons, the coyotes, the foxes;
Christmas trees of the birds, the deer, the opossums.
Yes, tonight, they are Christmas trees because tonight is Christmas Eve.