So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
Jo never told anyone when her birthday passed, nor said anything when they passed Halloween, and Thanksgiving, drops with a simple decree they'll be doing Christmas. It's barely a week outside of their anniversary, that big brawl, and Thorfinn dying and coming back to them. The house is shaking, shaken
, getting to it's feet and getting fixed back, but arrangements and decorations begin to appear, and Christmas to come to the house.
The upper house sees the most of it, but the main floor gets a handful of touches, too. A line of two of lit garland on the shelves that whole the bottles against the wall. A wreath on the front door. Paper decorations from Jacob's school, and the whatnot that Merlin finds amusing (like the piano getting Christmas decked). It's still a bar, and it's nowhere, drunk and fighting people might be immediately, but the low-grade acknowledgment is there.
About two weeks out from the holiday Jo talked it over with Amy and that same day invitations are given to the staff, as well as the occupants, to stay the night of Christmas Eve if they've nowhere else to go, and alike to come join the fun on Christmas Day, either way.