At one particular house in Monrovia, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, all right: Christmas, 1886.
To see for yourself, stop by the George Anderson House at 215 E. Lime St., just east of Ivy Avenue today, between 1 and 4 p.m.
Even on an ordinary occasion, the yellow-and-green house sends visitors back in time, with its furnishings from the 1880s. But this weekend, the time machine is set to Christmas, 1886, the year the house was built.
The holiday theme includes free Christmas cookies and apple cider. Steve Baker, president of the Monrovia Historical Society, even promises to sit down at the pump organ and play Christmas carols. Visitors arewelcome to sing along. There is no admission charge.