Fireplaces made it Christmas

About four years ago, I took my mom to see the living nativity.  It was frigid outside, and yet, here these people stood, with snow falling all around, reliving the first Christmas.  It was really an emotional thing to see. We then went to see the living Christmas tree. After that we went to the Christmas party that is held for everyone in town.  They have it in the town park. Mrs Claus and all of the elves are walking around, handing out ornaments to everyone, as a gift from them to the townspeople. I was impressed with the entire thing, but my mom was shivering.  I was surprised to see they had an old barrel fire for people to stand around and to get warm. They also had a fireplace lit to help with some warmth for the people. There was hot chocolate and cookies, supposedly made my Mrs clause, that were free for anyone who wanted.  I was more intune to using the warmth of the fireplace. My mom took up a seat on one of the rockers that was placed by the fireplace. She got to listen to Mrs Claus tell stories to the children, and I noticed she had a big smile on her face. She told me later, that sitting by the fireplace, in that rocker, reminded her of when she was a child.  She would sit in her mother’s rocker, while the fireplace kept them warm. They would sit and listen to all of the old Christmas carols playing on the radio, while the radio announcer gave updates on Santa.