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Tiz The Season in Britain!


It’s around this time of year that I tend to reflect upon the early years as a young boy, growing up in Britain and what Christmas, meant to me!

There are some similarities in the two cultures! of Britain and The U.S.A at Christmas time.

However, Britain differs slightly in the preparations and in the way it is celebrated!

For example the tradition in Britain of placing gifts at the foot of a young child’s bed Christmas Eve Night! While at the same time hanging the stuffed stocking at the head of the child’s bed while they are sleeping! Unless you have experienced it, you have no idea what it feels like to awaken in the middle of the night with uncontrollable excitement to pressies and things at both ends of the bed! It’s a Thrill Beyond Compare! for both child and parents!

Try it with your kids sometime, then sit back and quietly watch the happiness and pleasure in their little glowing faces, frantically tearing the wrapping paper off their Gifts, While at the same time eating toffees, nuts, and goodies, in their own little Christmas World!

I try to provide this same experience to my American wife while asleep Christmas Eve Night and a delight it is to see the child in her spring to life! as she plows into her Gifties on her side of the bed  She simply loves it!!!

“Merry Christmas to all”

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