I was in Vermont over the weekend.

Towering mountain ranges. Rolling hills. Frozen lakes. Icy streams. Sub-zero temperatures. Snow, everywhere. Smoke, too. Lots of it. Billowing up and out, puffing like clouds from the chimneys of quaint old Victorian houses.

Vermont might actually be heaven on earth. Or at the very least the setting of a real-life movie that looks a lot like classic Christmas…