Everybody in Ireland will know my favorite Christmas song and will probably be fed-up of hearing it by now.
But it just struck me that the rest of the world may not know it as well as we do. Are there places in the world where 'Fairytale of New York' is not well-known?
Let me know, eh?
This little post is just my way of wishing all you lovely visitors a Happy and a Peaceful Christmas.
Thanks for a fun fun year, let's hope for more of the same next year.
I'll be 'around' for Christmas so say hello if you're dropping by. I have lots of old whiskey and some porter cake in the press.
All right... I don't. It just sounded good.
Drop by anyway.
There used to be a tradition in Ireland where the Christmas Eve newspapers would publish some fiction. Just a little seasonal reading. I used to like that - I remember John McGahern one year...
Anyway, to try to keep up the tradition, I will post a short story tomorrow night and leave it up for a few days. Although it's not set at Christmas, it does concern ghosts and families, so it might suit the mood a little.
I'll leave you with a joke I heard on the radio yesterday - thanks to Joe Duffy and the guys for this.
God granted a man one wish. He had a choice between all the wisdom in the world or all the money in the world.
He thought about it and he finally chose wisdom.
"There you go - wisdom", God said, "now, say something wise."
The man thought for a moment, then he said.
"I should've taken the money."