Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Christmas has officially started. A little earlier than previous years, admittedly, but started it has. Ah, I hear you cry, but it's been Advent since November 28th...how come Christmas has only just officially started?
Every Christmas since I was nine, I've been my school Carol Service which has had the same reading and the same format since time immemorial. It was always on the last night of term, and always ended with the Headmaster reading John 1v1-14 and Hark, the Herald Angels Sing. Those two things always meant the holidays were about to start, and even now, whenever I hear someone reading that passage, I can't help but look forward to Christmas. I heard it early this year, and it wasn't read by the right person (hasn't been since he retired in 2004) but now I've heard it? Christmas all the way :)
I like official Christmastime :)