Something Useful for 2015 - Exercise No. 17

Have you seen this Christmas advert yet?

An elderly gentleman finds that the only way to bring his family together at Christmas is to fake his own death. This German advert has reduced most people I know to tears, including me.

Many families only come together to celebrate weddings or commiserate the loss of a loved one. For me, Christmas was the main time each year when my own family gathered in one place - aunts, uncles, cousins, friends who meant as much to us as family too - and it was these gatherings that often created the stories my family would tell and re-tell.

What Christmas tales did your family create from the yearly gatherings? Happy? Sad? Comical? All of those together?  Let me know.


  1. It's sad how Christmas can change as families grow. My daughter is sad because our family is getting bigger and this will be the last year everyone comes to our house on Christmas.

    1. We've seen similar changes as our children have got older and relatives have passed away. Always good to talk about those past Christmas' though.


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