I love Christmas.
I love all the Christmas songs with words so rich with meaning.
I love the planning and organising.
I love the excitement and anticipation.
On the eve of Christmas we were strolling along the beach
with hundreds of people from around the globe, eating gelato.
Dress-up characters, Christmas lights, children blowing bubbles,
glow sticks, people eating in outdoor cafes, fireworks on the beach front.
All contributing to a buzz not experienced at any other time of the year.
On Christmas Day we attended a formal church service
steeped in ritual and tradition.