Friday, August 06, 2004

Christmas Comes Early For Laurieston

I went out last night (or was it two nights ago?) to the local pub. When I say local, I mean the 'only one in 6 miles' pub. Anyway, a lovely mean of gammon steak with runny eggs was enjoyed, although the promised pinapple mysteriously did not appear as the menu said it would.

Still, half way through the meal my young sister said "I'm sure this song is 'God Bless Ye Merry Gentlemen'," which bizzarely, it was. The group of us began laughing about it, thinking no more of it. However, the track was then followed by a very sincere version of 'Jingle Bells' and then other Christmas songs.

On telling this to the bar staff, the CD was changed, though we were all rather confused as to why anyone put '15 Greatest Christmas Songs' on in August anyway. My mother noted, admittedly she was trying to be funny and not altogether serious, that "perhaps it was a ploy to make us reserve our Christmas Dinner early."

I once heard that 'Christmas is the period after the summer holidays until mid Janurary'. I think it will have to be even earlier in Laurieston. And Christmas isn't celebrated very much in Scotland at all!