The Christmas life

Bring in a tree, a young Norwegian spruce,
Bring hyacinths that rooted in the cold,
Bring winter jasmine as its buds unfold:
Bring the Christmas life into this house.

Bring red and green and gold, bring things that shine,
Bring candlesticks and music, food and wine.
Bring in your memories of Christmas past,
Bring in your tears for all that you have lost.

Bring in the shepherd boy, the ox and ass,
Bring in the stillness of an icy night,
Bring in a birth, of hope and love and light;
Bring the Christmas life into this house.

Wendy Cope
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Almost there. H finished school this afternoon. We’ve done three airport runs out of four, and from tomorrow will be a massive group of twelve.

The tree is up. All the beds are filled. It’s going to be a good one.

Happy Christmas to you, lovely people. Wishing you peace, and slow mornings, and really giant pastries for breakfast, and so much love.

4 Thoughts on “The Christmas life

  1. Happy Christmas, Rachel!

  2. Heather B on 21 December 2015 at 9:04 am said:

    Favourites: The dance/dip at 1:19 and Tim with the mistletoe!
    I love this tradition. Merry Christmas Jeffcoats 🙂

    • racheljeffcoat on 24 December 2015 at 9:04 am said:

      Ha, he was especially determined with the mistletoe 🙂

      Merry Christmas to you too. Hope it’s a fabulous one. x

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