How to pick a Christmas tradition to write about? Just one? But, Shimelle says, so here we go... I love traditions: they give me something to look forward to and revel in, and play a particularly important part at Christmas. Some are serious, but some are just a little bit of fun.
Most of the year, I am not a telly addict. But come this time of year, I will happily watch a Christmas episode of anything. For the umpteenth time. It all begins with the purchasing of the encyclopaedic Radio Times - two weeks of Christmas telly in one issue. Then I turn my red pen from it's usual marking into a circling frenzy as I stick a ring around anything that looks promising. And hope that Christmas Doctor Who hasn't been scheduled against Christmas Downton. Then, last of all, I have to figure out when would be the best time to insert a viewing of White Christmas, the ultimate Christmas classic, a viewing of The Christmas Card, the ultimate Christmas fluff, and any of the cheesy Christmas films my parents have found. Plus Christmas episodes of any DVD boxed set that I habitually watch. In this I will be ably aided and abetted by Matthew.
It's lovely to beguile cold winter nights with lovely nibbles, actual real time to craft in from of festive telly, and family around.
P.S. And now the red pen goes back to the marking. With any luck, I'll be done by Christmas :D
P.P.S. School Christmas concert last night which I pitch in with. Particularly amused by the piece which combines, in medley form, your favourite Christmas tunes with your favourite secret agent film and TV themes.