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Opinion : Christmas Day 2015

| December 25, 2015


Here it is, Christmas has finally arrived and what a good Christmas it has turned out to be.

Christmas 2015 is one of the best I have had in many years.

Rather than going to my neighbours this year the Christmas party is at my own ancestral home. Yes, you read right, the best party in Wycombe is being hosted by my good self with a very select list of invited guests.

Food is aplenty, laugher is in abundance and my private bar (all non alcoholic beverages of course) is overflowing with interesting drinks.

Let’s face it Christmas is about being with friends and close family. It’s a time of year for reminiscing and looking forward to what is to come. However there is an awful lot of hard work involved in organising a Christmas party.

Naturally my good self has been very busy with the arrangements for the party. It took me five hours just to polish all the silverware for the banqueting table. Not to mention the time taken buying everything, cooking food and doing the washing up after the midday dinner.

Your humble servant is quite exhausted after all the effort but it was worth it.

I guess yours truly is one of the lucky ones to be able to indulge is such extravagance. We are all lucky to have shops filled with Christmas fare, presents given to us and to have food on our table to consume.

Was Christmas supposed to be a self-centred festival of copious consumption? I think not. Sadly the true meaning of the festival has been lost along the way and Christmas is what it has become.

Forget all the eating, drinking and merry making. The best part of Christmas is surely seeing the look on a youngsters face when they open a present to find something that they really wanted. What price can be put on a child’s happiness?

It’s just a shame that those less well off in society can only look on the exuberance of the well to do in society at this time of year.

What sort of society do we have where affluent citizens walk down the street carrying Christmas purchases past beggars sitting beside the pavement?

Class is very large part of Christmas, everyone experiences Christmas but everyone’s experience of Christmas is different.

Anyway, that’s enough from me rambling on, I’ve got to get back to the party.

I hope yours celebrations are going well too. May I take this opportunity to wish you a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.

What do you think?

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