“Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat’ – or so goes the old saying. Actually, there’s a lot of literal truth in that old saying. Nothing at all meaningful or profound, but it just reminds you of the days when geese were a traditional meal at Christmas, rather than the multi manufactured market of frozen turkeys. How people can eat them en masse, I really don’t know. But they do. Tradition (rather modern tradition) seems to have taken precedence to taste, when the mindless masses consume platefuls of a meat so dry and juiceless that it is only disguised by varying amounts of gravy. People stuff themselves, nevertheless; and pretend to enjoy it. Though who knows? Perhaps they really do! Perhaps tradition has become so strong that acceptance of the food itself has been relegated to secondary importance.
Della and myself have decided to cook lamb for Christmas dinner. Now there’s a meat which at least retains most of its vital juices. And its versatile as well. So at least no pretence there when you’re eating it; except perhaps a realisation that it is not meant to be a part of the traditional Christmas meal. Who really cares anyway? I just don’t like turkey, that’s all!
On another matter, our Christmas Special film is on schedule and (like our recent Hoggy Hallowe’en film) will soon be released on DVD. That might be in the New Year, but then, it won’t really be out of date. ‘Christmas’ might well be in the title, but the plot is really applicable to most times of the year. It has a Christmas meaning, for sure; but its portrayed ghosts are real rather than seasonally intentional. Blame Charles Dickens for that!
Della has a long holiday from work after tomorrow. So I’ll have 10 days to lavish her ‘daytime affections’. Obviously can’t do that when she’s working, but I think she’s deserved a little holiday. We’ll probably just relax and do virtually nothing. Well, Christmas comes but once a year, and dear old Santa has got to have some seasonal pleasure, I suppose!