So sorry Laddie you did not obviously get a kiss under the mistletoe & Santa didn’t come up to your expectations, so I will send you greetings from an old lady for the New Year.
Perhaps it is because so many of us remember times gone by, that we don’t feel the need to gorge ourselves, on one particular day, to over eat, drink more than keeps us upright on our old legs and have to pull those crackers with our feeble grip; because we British (who adopted the 25th) do not recognize the Spanish (& other Christian countries) date of December 24.
I am fortunate that I can afford to do these things, if I want, on any day of the year and at my age won’t be bothered if no one approved if I did so. I don’t need tinsel, paper hats or loads of cards and presents to add to this.
Of course, I may be way out of line but I look on in horror at reading how people now are getting themselves into debt just to fund this occasion. And there I believed it was to celebrate a religious event in the Christian calendar.
My own family were at fault in the 1940s as my siblings and I did get an apple and I got a wooden slide with a bear made by German POWs.
You may also feel it is equally boring that we are taken up with news about Brexit but I can assure you this is, to most of us, just a little bit more important not only for us oldies, but we do care about future generations who may want to follow the path in Europe that we have tried to make for their future.