So much is hung around the tree of ‘Christmas’ these days, I fear the meaning of it is becoming lost. The only part I actually enjoy is the crib service on Christmas Eve, up at the local church, when all are reminded of why we are there, and then the few hours after, when everything settles down for that brief peaceful moment; the calm before the storm.
The night before Christmas, that is my time. I cook the big family tea, the same every year – honey roast gammon, dauphinoise potatoes, red cabbage and something green. The following morning, all hell will break lose, but for that night, that evening in fact, when the possibilities of what might be received keep the children light and happy, and the treats of Christmas eating are set down before the fire, when my cooking is over and the bedlam of wrapping and the next few weeks has not yet hit me, for those few short hours, I am content.
Happy Christmas, everyone!
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