Christ­mas is com­ing...

Woman's Weekly (UK) - - News -

To get us chil­dren ex­cited about Christ­mas, my gran used to re­cite the old rhyme: ‘Christ­mas is com­ing, the goose is get­ting fat; please put a penny in the old man’s hat. If you haven’t got a penny, a ha’penny will do; if you haven’t got a ha’penny, God bless you.’

She’d have first heard it as a child, around 1900 – though it’s a lot older than that – but the sen­ti­ment seems just as valid to­day.

If, like me, you still get ex­cited about Christ­mas, look out for next week’s dou­ble is­sue, on sale for

two weeks at £2.20. I know from your let­ters that many of you look for­ward to this spe­cial Christ­mas is­sue ev­ery year, so I hope you en­joy it.

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