Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Getting ready for the holidays

Yes, it's that time of year again, time to get ready for the holidays. Of course, we've got Thanksgiving to get through first (gosh, doesn't everyone just love it when the idiot cousin comes over? And everyone does have an idiot cousin but bear up they're family) but after that comes that great celebration of our common humanity.

Sure, it has different names in different societies and the icons and stories behind them are all different, but every society has a great celebration at the turn of the year. And in my culture (and quite possibly your) it's Christmas and that means a nativity scene.

Given that we've moved recently and various things (as they always do) have got lost upon the way that means that we need to get ourselves a new nativity scene. So which of these nativity sets do you think we should get? I quite like the one pictured but that's only at a first pass.

OK, it might seem a little silly pondering over something as simple as nativity sets for they are of course only out for one month of the year (actually, in our household, only for the 12 days of Xmas, but that's another matter) but then of course that does tend to be the one month of the year when you've got more people coming through the house than in the rest of the year put together. So a large number of people are going to note your taste in such things.

So, I'm still not sure about which to get (and do click through the links to see what choices I face) so I think I shall have to turn to her who will be obeyed: the wife that is. The repository of taste and good sense in our family although of course that does rather leave open the question of how she chose me....

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