... any special Christmas memories you'd like to share with the rest of us?
I have two specially great ones, so I thought I'd share this one with you. When I was a kid, I was very ill one year and had to spend Christmas in hospital. I can remember oh so well, that at midnight (well, it was probably about 9pm, but I was just a kid) everything was very quiet in the ward, and it was dark too. My bed was positioned so I could see down the corridor, and gradually I started to hear the sound of Silent Night being sung. I could see candlelight too. It was the nurses, who were going from ward to ward singing Christmas carols. They always had navy capes as part of their uniform with red linings, and they had turned the capes round too. It was absolutely magical.
Oh, and don't feel too sorry for me - it was a great Christmas. All the parents were told to bring in a pillowcase beforehand, and every nurse on the ward put a little present in each child's "stocking", the doctors came and did things like conjuring and magic, the nurses all dressed up, and we even had a visit from Father Christmas with more presents. My parents and my sister were there too and Father Christmas had a present for her too. It really was a great Christmas, and a lovely memory to have of what could have been a miserable time.