Christmas - it’s all about the children…isn’t it

Elmhurst School for Boys

11th April 2013

On our final assembly of term I told the boys that whatever they had heard, Christmas is all about the adults.

You can imagine how the boys voiced their disagreement!

Don’t worry, no bah humbugs today! What I explained was this: of all the adult friends I have, I can think of none who would mind not receiving a physical present for Christmas. That’s not what Christmas is about for adults. What it’s about is enjoying the happiness of children, as they give and receive presents and join in the fun of being a family together. And most of all, what adults enjoy is talking to children.

I say this every year, and who knows, perhaps it has an effect? Older members of the family (grandparents, aunts & uncles, old friends) love children talking to them and engaging in conversation. So I say to the boys: Christmas is all about adults, because it’s the making of a great family occasion if children talk happily to them.

What to talk about? Well, obviously it will not be every elderly relative who is an expert at the latest PS3 game! But, failing all else, you can always discuss the greatest Christmas movie ever, which I can state without fear of contradiction is The Muppet Christmas Carol.

Watch and enjoy – and may you all (adults and children alike) have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year!

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