I might just pull a radical act. I may bring a red Christmas ornament and put it on one of the two pathetic excuses for Christmas trees in the lobby.
These two small trees sit in a large box that normally holds foilage. They have these tannish looking ornaments. Real Christmassy. Ah...yeah. They kind of fit our lobby with its dim lighting, mismatched furniture and 1950's TVs bolted a the corners of the room.
The rest of the hospital has these beautiful kind of old fashioned decorations. The lobby looks like a million bucks. Its that kind of look where cherubic red faced children would be singing a rousing chorus of jingle bells, as complimentary hot cocoa is passed to the crowd along with this years large Christmas bonuses are given to happy employees....Poof!! oh...its a fantasy. Snap out it madness! There will be Christmas bonus. We may throw you a lunch bag embossed with the hospital logo. Maybe...if we can get a good deal.
Christmas time in the ER is just more of the same tomfoolery of tummy aches, womitting, THE FLU (which is rampant right now). There are no gross fruit cakes, candy canes, Christmas cookies. Santa ain't comin'.
I remember the good old days when we had a Christmas tree in back of triage that spun around in a circle. It was magical.