GETTING INTO THE (ANTI) CHRISTMAS SPIRIT ...
I'M DREAMING OF A SLIGHT CHRISTMAS
I'm dreaming of a slight Christmas
Unlike the ones that laid me low
Where there's no family frisson
And the children glisten
May all your Christmases delight
I SAW MOMMY BANNING SANTA CLAUS
My family tree has exceedingly stunted branches - one boozy, Irish and Catholic, the other teetotal, English and tepidly Protestant. My childhood Christmases were therefore a muddle of Orange and Green attempts at festivity, neither of which were much fun ...