i hope not. i hear stories of people who have christmas sorted already, presents bought, wrapped and hidden until the big day. like most people, i can't bear to see christmas displays in shops in september. for me, christmas needs to build gradually in december. in the christian church we call this time advent and it is a special time of waiting, anticipation, reflection and excitement as we count down the down the days until jesus came into the world on christmas day.
the filey parish web site is using this time in advent to offer a thought, prayer, poem or maybe an image to think about each day. you can access these by clicking on the advent calendar at the top of the page. we hope the articles posted on our advent blog will help you appreciate the importance and significance of the advent period.
i'd like to wish you a happy christmas, but not yet.