We boarded a TransLink bus the other day and found it festooned with glittering tinsel and ribbons. The driver was wearing a Santa Claus toque, and seemed to be channeling Tom Hanks in "The Polar Express."
And there was music playing--all the Yuletide favorites, from "O Little Town of Bethlehem" to "Santa's Comin' On a Boogie-Woogie Choo-Choo Train." I would like to report that the passengers joined in and sang along, but that didn't happen. Maybe it will closer to Christmas, after the driver passes around the egg nog.
It was a pleasant, almost magical journey thru the frosted streets, and after the bus pulled away, and the driver doffed his toque and wished us a "Merry Christmas!" I thought--perhaps that really was Tom Hanks. I mean, he was in Regina for the Grey Cup, so why not?
Stand at a bus stop, and watch for it: the garlanded vehicle playing "Santa's Comin' On a Boogie-Woogie Choo-Choo TransLink Bus."