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Ho Ho Ho!

I’ll be the first to admit that I am not the world’s number one Christmas fan. It’s not that I don’t love the time we get together as a family, or the food (lots of food), or the pressies (giving in particular). All of that is wonderful. And of course, ‘Fairytale of New York‘ is played, so that’s got to be good. It’s the fact that it starts in October that gets me twitchy.

However, now that I am a ‘shopkeeper’, I have had to give in slightly to the commercialism of the season, so the decorations are now up at Chicken and Frog. Poor Mr Frog was sent back to the Christmas shop with the bag of highly-colourful foil selection that he had so carefully chosen, but other than that it’s gone without a hitch.

   Not in my shop!

We have some very pretty twinkly snow flakes and lots of gorgeous books and crafts in situ and that’s enough for me. I am holding off until the 30th November before we create and unveil our Christmas window display, so it will at least be nudging into the correct month. I can just about cope with that!

However, I am not a complete Grinch

and really do love the way that children get so engrossed in the magic of it all. So, in order to rid myself of this ‘bah humbug’ tendency, ‘The Jolly Christmas Postman’ will be shared during Discover a Book tomorrow morning.

As if that wasn’t enough (and quite frankly a morning surrounded by the genius of the Ahlberg’s is pretty close to perfection), the children will get to write to Santa (with a bit of help if needed). All of the children are guaranteed to receive a reply in time for Christmas Eve.

Ho, ho, ho!


The independent children's bookshop and tuition centre in the heart of Brentwood, Essex. Owned and run by Mr Frog & Mrs Chicken (happily married book-nerds), with the sole aim of bringing high quality books and tuition to our community.