Posted: 10/10/2014 at 08:10
I enjoy celebrating at Christmas and New Year with my family and friends. I understand the way that Christians have adopted the old midwinter festival, but for me the deep-seated need is to celebrate Midwinter - possibly having had my first baby at the Midwinter Solstice may be something to do with it As someone who loves Nature, 'decking the halls with boughs of holly' etc has always had significance for me, and as someone who enjoys cooking, I look forward to the preparation of the 'feast' and make puddings and pies (and countless lists) well beforehand.
But as for the C*mas Shopping! I start that when I'm ready .... and not before!