‘Twas the night before Christmas – updated for Covid Christmas 2021

If Clement Clarke Moore was writing The Night Before Christmas today, it might be a little bit different. It might even be like this! ‘Twas the week before Christmas When all through the land People were cancelling Events they had planned Christmas parties were gone, We couldn’t find any And the 12 pubs of Christmas … Continue reading ‘Twas the night before Christmas – updated for Covid Christmas 2021

It won’t be long now until we’re decking the halls with boughs of holly.

I can’t believe it. Despite being stuck in lockdown, time is flying by. The days are getting longer, the old stretch in the evening has arrived.  And despite Covid, some of us are thinking of those long summer days and maybe a week in Mayo or Kerry and then the leaves turning brown again and… … Continue reading It won’t be long now until we’re decking the halls with boughs of holly.

It’s Christmas as far as I’m concerned. So here’s my version of the Nativity if it happened in 2020

(I admit that I did actually post this last year. But it’s updated! A bit.) MIDDLE EAST Two Thousand years ago Joseph and Mary set out for Bethlehem. Mary, heavily pregnant is riding on a donkey… Suddenly, they see a blue flashing light in the distance. As they get closer, they see a few men … Continue reading It’s Christmas as far as I’m concerned. So here’s my version of the Nativity if it happened in 2020

If you’re drinking this Christmas take heed, these guys knew what they were slurring about

It is that time of year again.  Parties. Parties. And then parties. But be careful. And take on board these wise words. When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to heaven. Sooooo, let’s all … Continue reading If you’re drinking this Christmas take heed, these guys knew what they were slurring about

Christmas – I love it. But enjoy it while it lasts…

Do you know what starts too early at this time every year? People whinging about Christmas starting too early. It’s like they’ve got binoculars out looking for the first hint of a bauble and off they go. And then they complain about the Toy Show being boring something 1.7 million people don’t appear to believe. … Continue reading Christmas – I love it. But enjoy it while it lasts…

I have no sympathy for people who aren’t good at Christmas and don’t plan ahead (it’s 395 days to Christmas next year)

Everybody has something to say about Christmas. “The whole thing starts too early.” “It’s too commercial.” “Twelve Pubs of Christmas crowd ruin it for me.” But maybe, like me, they just love it. Unfortunately though, the internet has taken a lot of the fun out of Christmas. At least, it has for me. And yes, … Continue reading I have no sympathy for people who aren’t good at Christmas and don’t plan ahead (it’s 395 days to Christmas next year)

It’s never too early for Christmas

Does that picture  annoy you? It was taken today, in a Dublin store. It always seems to me, that this time every year people get on their high horses (or is it reindeer?) to complain about Brown Thomas opening their Christmas shop in August. As soon as they hear the news, they see red. Well, maybe … Continue reading It’s never too early for Christmas