Smorgasbord Christmas Posts from Your Archives – Christmas Past by Pete Johnson

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Delighted to welcome Pete Johnson back with two posts for the Christmas archive this week and the other just after the big day. Today Pete shares the happy memories of his childhood Christmas day, and also those which have been less happy and more stressful since. I do empathise having been in a similar situation. and we need to remember that when we are dispensing festive cheer, to remember those who are not as commitment free as we are.

Christmas Past by Pete Johnson

I have to confess to not being a great fan of the annual festive season, at least not in adult life.

When I was younger, I anticipated the avalanche of gifts, as any child would. I used to equally enjoy the celebrations at my grandparents’ house, where the whole extended family would congregate. This was a real old-fashioned Christmas; everyone eating together on long trestle…

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