Christmas Day

by Amanda Harding

Who opens their presents on Christmas Eve? Doesn't tradition dictate Christmas morning around the tree, coffee in hand, eggs on the go, already exhausted by the early dawn bounce of kids arriving on your bed? Not in our house this year. All change. And it was a wonderful eye-opener, changing the Christmas energy and giving a new sense to where and how we share our Christmas cheer.

Charles Dickens evokes the Victorian Christmas of poor and rich, good and bad, generous and "Scrooge", and of course clearly Christmas Day abundance. No questions are asked, tradition is followed and it is tradition set after years of unquestioning acceptance. 

Taking the plunge and embracing a different way of doing things while keeping what we all like best works so very well.