27 December 2006


And so it came to pass that Christmas was over for yet another year. The family was visited, the presents were given, the food was eaten and the drink was drunk (as was my grandad).

My Christmas was probably pretty much the same as yours, so I won’t bore you with the details, but for any of my visitors who aren’t from the United Kingdom – around 75% of you according to Google Analytics – Danny Sullivan made a great post on Christmas day about a British Christmas and how it differs to an American one. Oh no he didn’t! Oh yes he did!

It’s generally a pretty accurate post, he’s seriously wrong about one thing:

“I wish it could be Christmas every day-ayyyy, blah blah blabby blah...” is either the name of a song by Slade or just the chorus. I don’t really care. All I know is I’ve heard the song for years, every Christmas, and it has to be the low point of the British Christmas experience. Never hearing it again would be a Christmas miracle.

Rubbish. Christmas without Slade would be like Christmas without that big fat guy in the red suit and white beard. However wrong Danny may be though, he’ll never be as wrong as Chris Riley. Everyone knows that Fairytale of New York is one of the best Christmas songs... ever!

Anyway, now that Christmas is out of the way I can look forward to having Teppanyaki with some friends on Friday, our New Year’s Eve Eve party on Saturday, spending New Year’s Eve drinking cocktails with some more friends on Sunday and then having the family round on New Year’s Day! And I’ve got to find time to make my list of New Year’s Resolutions too!!!

There just aren’t enough days in the year...



he is also wrong about it being Slade. It was actually Wizzard that sang I wish it could be xmas everyday. The chorus of Slades one ran "So here it is merry xmas, everybodys having fun".