A Happy Christmas to all readers. That is, if the word 'Happy' is still acceptable. So often when I have said "Happy Christmas", I get the reply "Merry Christmas". Have I missed something? Has the word 'Happy' been expunged? It is true that I do not like the Happitudes (Happy are those who mourn, etc) but 'Happy' is still a good word.
So a very HAPPY AND MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all!
Here are photos of our altar and crib here in Barnard Castle this Christmas Day.