When’s The Best Christmas Time?

I always feel the best of Christmas is after Christmas Day when any parties are over, the shopping is done and we can enjoy the fruits of our labour. When I was a kid, Christmas always started much later, with the decorations and tree going up around 19th, and most of the visiting happened after Christmas Day with visitors coming here and we going visiting to various people. As long as I could bring a book I was happy and would sit on a floor leaning against a chair, sofa or someone’s legs totally immersed in the book if there weren’t kids my age.

Cow decoration

Christmas now starts so much earlier that once it’s a couple of days after the day itself, like today 28th December, part of me is itching to take down the tree and put all the decorations in the attic, clean the house from top to bottom, pick out paint, choose wallpaper and get some decorating done before the calving starts. However, another part of me wants to curl up in front of the fire with the numerous books I’ve purchased or got as gifts and just read for the week.Guess which part wins?!

Guess which part wins?!

The Old Creamery House at the top of the Main Street in Castlecomer

The Old Creamery House at the top of the Main Street in Castlecomer

However, when you think that Christmas Day is the first day of Christmas and the twelve days should go on till 6th January, I think I prefer the ‘old days’ way of doing things. Christmas seems to have been going on for months in the shops and advertising. Then I could enjoy the week without feeling somewhat guilty.Of course, being married to a farmer who gets twitchy if he’s sitting down relaxing for too long means that I have to keep him busy so back to looking for that wallpaper! ┬áThis is my window for getting some help with the decorating. Then I’ll resume my reading. I’m drawing the line at starting my ‘to do’ list for January. Happy New Year!

Of course, being married to a farmer who gets twitchy if he’s sitting down relaxing for too long means that I have to keep him busy so back to looking for that wallpaper! ┬áHe’s currently taking advantage of the cows being dry by making a few feeder this week. This is my window for getting some help with the decorating so that will stop him twitching. Then I’ll resume my reading.

I’m drawing the line at starting my ‘to do’ list for January. Happy New Year!

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