But you wouldn't know it here.
The children are drawing a map of Santa's workshop.
There is a hand decorated gingerbread house wrapped and displayed.
The Christmas tree is up.
There is a stocking hanging from the mantelpiece.
Snowy has finished all his Christmas presents and they lie wrapped underneath the tree.
Biscuits have been baked and are ready to ice.
How did this happen, with a Scrooge like me for a mother ?