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The 2016 'Days Of Christmas'

    Keeping this blog's  tradition  going, this is my Yuletide posting about all that you should know for Christmas. But let's just take a moment in the busy day to remember what it's all about - the people you love. I'm thinking of the people you love right now ... are you thinking of mine? Of course, it's not just about family and friends (if that's who I was thinking of) but also presents, alcohol and oodles of sitting around in the sun (hardy har har Northern Hempishpereans!). If Jesus is you thing, I mean, if he's your bag, what you're into man then do the religious thing as well. Just don't get all "God" over Christmas and try to remember that it was originally a pagan festival around the longest day, certainly don't want you Christians foisting your ideas on people and trying to subvert the real message! Fun. that's the real message. Believe in Father Christmas (who shats all over Santa) and have too much laughter

'Tis the season to be jolly (2016 version)

( 2013 version | 2005 version ) So, Christmas is coming and I'm starting to get into the spirit and I'm getting the "What We Need To Have Happen To Make It Feel Like Christmas" list circulated, verified, commented on and ratified by the occupants of chez Riversdale on Christmas Day - so far it's looking something like this Things Christmas songs (not necessarily carols) / Tree / Decorations / Lights / Tinsel / Smiggle Advent calendar / Board game / Crackers ("banging, crap-joke, paper hat" sort) / Christmas candles / Sparklers / Balloons Events Hanngout calls to family / SMS/IM to mates / Video taking / Picture taking Food and Drink Breakfast Champagne with strawberries / Sparkling juice / coffee / Salmon /  Toast / strawberry jam / pancakes / maple syrup / hash browns / Shreddies / Snacks & nibbles throughout the day Hazelnuts / Brazil nuts / Walnuts / Pistachio nuts / Mandarins / Chocolate /  Terry's Chocolate Orange / Fr