Friday, 24 December 2010

Christmas circa 1978


In the 1970s, Father Christmas was a rather clumsy fellow. Sure, he'd leave a sack of presents each for me and my brother, plus a pile of other presents too large to fit into the sack, but he always managed to drop a few behind furniture that my mum didn't find until later in the day. Seriously, these extra 'dropped' gifts would appear from morning until night. Every year. And the following year, it never once occurred to me (or my usually inquisitive bro) to check if he'd dropped any that year.

Have a fabulous Christmas and party like it's 1978. Now where did I put my crepe paper Christmas crackers and tree made of tinsel.

6 comments:

Simon said...

Aw bless. You as well, Cate!

Aaron Polson said...

Merry Christmas, Cate!

Milo James Fowler said...

I don't remember much of '78--probably because I was only 2. But I do recall the Dukes of Hazard fondly, so maybe my memories began at 3. ¡Feliz Navidad!

Natalie L. Sin said...

I was born in 1978, so I guess I'll slip into onesie and fall asleep with my thumb in my mouth ; )

Katey said...

Fabulous strategy, Santa! (Well, he MUST have done it on purpose, right?)

Also, I love Peanuts. My husband had never seen any of them so watching them with him is like discovering them all over again. So good :D

K.C. Shaw said...

I hope you're having a wonderful holiday! I hope you find an extra gift or two behind the furniture too. :)