Move Over Scrooge

Here comes Christmas again – the older I get the quicker it seems to come around. I could almost swear we’re getting more than one a year these days…

Now I quite like the run-up to the 25th. I like wrapping gifts – it’s something I do as soon as I get them home for some strange reason (the result of course is that by Christmas I often can’t remember what I’ve bought…) And I like putting up decorations, opening cards and getting all the red and gold stuff out again.

The problem I have is that I don’t actually enjoy the day itself. For a start I get bored, I like to have things to do and that’s not the way it is over Christmas, it’s more about sitting around and chatting, watching the tele, eating too much (OK, I do rather like that bit) and generally being jolly. I don’t like paper hats, turkey and bacon or Christmas pudding. I don’t like ‘specials’ on the TV, or the Queen’s speech. I don’t like opening gifts that you would never in a million years have chosen for yourself. Frankly, it’s a relief to me when it’s all over. Sorry…

If the weather’s nice then a brisk walk along the seafront will help me get through it all. If not then I’m afraid it’s all downhill from around midday on Christmas Eve.

So Merry Christmas everyone, roll on Boxing Day!

(Only kidding, it’s not really that bad…!)

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