Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more"
Wise words once said by the Grinch himself.
Wise words meaning Christmas doesn't start on a shelf,
or in fact with Santa, his reindeer or elf.
You see Christmas is more than just presents and food, Christmas is more about feelings that set your good mood.
Don't get me wrong, getting gifts is fun and everyone likes to at least open one.
Or two or three or four or five, many will receive a good more whilst alive.
That doesn't mean you're greedy
or weedy or beady or seedy
but it definitely means that you're nowhere near needy.
A perfect Christmas to me, is one full of glee...
(the feeling, not that thing on TV.)
Old traditions and new, it's all up to you, we as a family we have quite a few.
Presents are tradition just like the tree and the wreath, but it's not all about what lies underneath.
Although a good present can make your day, make sure you turn to your family and say,
"Lets make this feeling of Christmas last a little more... Lets make this Christmas one we adore"
THEN you can bring on the feast of the bird or the beast, or a nut roast at least.
You can smile and play games, if you lose thats a shame but just dust yourself off and play them again.
My perfect Christmas includes not just family but Muppets, you know those weird and wonderful puppets
They bring Christmas to life in a story by Dickens, which includes a rat, some mice and even some chickens.
They sing and they dance.
They jump and they prance.
They tell the tale of Scrooge who seems in a trance.
The best Christmas film you see because it is stupid, like me, much better when watched by the lights of the tree.
But Christmas wouldn't be perfect with out all the kids,
taking the sweets from the jars without replacing the lids.
The games and the toys and doing the stuff we usually forbid.
The smiles, the fun, the memories and strops.
The bowls, the plates, the bin bags and mops.
The excitement when it's silence you suddenly hear.
The excitement when it's all over for just one more year.
You see Christmas is perfect whatever you do,
as long as you have your family with you.