We’ve just about got it up between us. Our Christmas tree is looking quite fine and we’ve nearly completely avoided erection-based jokes.
There’s no shame in sharing our tree with the rest of the world is there? So here it is.
While I’m at it, I’ve started planning the services for Christmas Eve – I’m playing and leading the band at our Christingle services which will be only hours before the big day.
After the disappointment of being told at work I needed to take a stylised clipart of the holy family off a leaflet and replace it with Santa because that’s something the kids will recognise (and realising the person asking me to do this had a point!) it’s great to be getting ready for a celebration which will tip more than a perfunctory nod to the Christ child. After all, if he never came in the first place, we wouldn’t have saints to corrupt into the frightening dude in red.
Hurrah for Advent.