Tis the season to be Jolly

Okay, Okay, I know the big guy in the red suit isn’t real. When googling the definition of Christmas, the majority of sites describe this season as a time of celebration, a time for giving and symbolises hope. For me personally, it’s a time of kindness and joy and a reminder of how lucky I am to have such a wonderful family. Yes, of course, the grandchildren delight in spreading their excitement with even longer lists of presents they would like, and it seems, this list grows with each year they grow.

In the immortal words of Buddy the Elf ‘Treat every day like Christmas’. This doesn’t mean you have to trek through seven levels of the candy cane forest, or pass by the sea of swirly twirly gumdrops, or eat mince pies or Christmas pudding, instead let’s keep the warm fuzzy feeling of family love, of checking in on friends and neighbours or pop along to your local charity or hospice and offer to help those who need a friend.

I must admit I do love seeing all the lovely homes that have been decorated with lights and baubles, I walk around the shops with a silly smile on my face – although hubby gets extremely anxious this time of year and keeps his credit cards close to his chest!

P.S. I will still watch a festive movie on the TV no matter what time of the year it is. Yes, I know, I’m a cotton-headed ninny muggins and proud of it.