We’ve always either put Christmas dinner on at church or had a handful of people round to our house for Christmas dinner. It’s definitely good fun, but hard work.

All the presents, pressure, parties are great ,but has any one some brave new prescriptions for a hype free wholesome Christmas?

No and don’t suggest I buy a goat from Oxfam. I got one last year thanks, but it was immediately given to a family who had more felt needs than I, or so this was perceived. I am sure the goat got eaten anyway which is what I would have done if I actually had received it and then been given the choice as to how I used this particular gift…

Me, I definitely like gifts, but I also like the simplicity of the stable, but where is it nowadays? And don’t say Bethlehem!