Bottling Christmas

When I was a kid my favourite part of Christmas was Christmas Eve.

I just loved the anticipation and the build up.

I’d always stay up as late as I could manage – thoughts dancing around my head.

What was I going to get? How was the day going to go? What was the food going to be like?

But, mostly, what was I going to get.

When you’re that age I guess you don’t understand that Christmas is more a time for bringing people together.

There was something about those Christmas eves and the build-up that I wish I could have bottled.

Maybe it was just because I used to always watch the Muppets Christmas Carol on that day.