So, how's the Christmassy spirit going? Round here, we're definitely starting to feel it. Bit of shopping yesterday morning; then at lunchtime we sent The Tall One into the attic for the boxes of decorations. There is even talk of a High In The Sky Staff Christmas Dinner. That would be me taking everyone out for some chicken, to a new place the leaflet for which dropped through the letterbox round 5pm on Thursday. At a low, hungry moment.
But what really makes it Christmas 'sky-side is - The Griswolds
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. Once we've watched that we know that Christmas is just around the corner. It's a love-it-or-hate-it kind of movie, I guess. Maybe not for everyone? I don't know. I think it's got a bit of something we can all recognise.
We've all held our breath and hoped the lights switch on; we've all bought a Christmas tree that's too big; we've all coped with unexpected guests; and we've all been driven a little crazy by the festivities sometime, somewhere. It rings true each and every year we watch it. We know it off by heart, pretty much, and we all have our favourite lines. So, we get out the boxes of decorations, we put on the movie and we start to unpack years of Christmas. And all the time, we wait for someone to shout - Fixed The Newel Post! If you haven't seen the film it'll mean nothing. But it means Christmas to us. And that's why I've made a page about it.