It annoys me when people say “Christmas is all about the kids, isn’t it?” No, it jolly well isn’t!
- We all like a feast day when the usual rules about sensible eating are thrown out of the window
- We all like presents
- Many of us like tinsel and shiny things (and a time when the usual rules about tasteful décor are thrown out of the window)
- We all like festival-time when work is over and people greet you with smiles and joy
- It’s true that Santa Claus only comes to children, but parents usually have a lot of fun with it too
Anyone who thinks that Christmas is only about the kids isn’t doing it properly.
I went shopping for curtains today and it was disheartening because nearly all of them are awful but I did find some in a nice dark green with a faint white check that I think will be good and I confess that I considered how they would look with my Christmas decorations when I was choosing them!
 I remember my cousin Peter trying to eat some of every single dish that was on offer the Christmas Day he was eleven. He barely survived to Boxing Day.
 My friend Todd’s lilac crocodiles spring immediately to my mind.
 Surely no-one in the world would choose purple leopard spots on a mustard background. Perhaps the manufacturers only make it to persuade you to spend a few more dollars on something that doesn’t look like a diseased zoo animal.
 Sorry, that should probably be “Sherwood Forest”.