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My kind of Christmas.

Posted by Big John on December 21, 2018

Today is the Winter Solstice when normally I would indulge myself and remember my pagan roots, trot down to the local woods, get naked with those nubile maidens as they dance around the ceremonial fire and drink a few cups of mead; but, sad to say that, this year I don’t feel up to all that leaping around under the mistletoe and drinking with the Druids.

Therefore, just as the Christians thought it a good idea to hi-jack my pagan festival, I feel that, at this time of year, it’s OK for me to decorate a small tree, relax in front of a different fire, pour myself a small sherry, and wish you all a very …



5 Responses to “My kind of Christmas.”

  1. Betty Adams said

    A very Happy Christmas to you, too, John. And a Happy New Year.

  2. rummuser said

    Thank you and the very same to you too.

  3. Happy Christmas, and while we’re at it, Happy New Year too! May you have the best of everything this coming year!

  4. Dick Klade said

    It’s too cold here to get naked and join the pagan fun, so I’ll follow your lead and raise a glass while wishing you and all your readers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  5. Joared said

    Hope you’ve had happy holidays!

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