As a special treat, with some of the money that has kindly been donated in my Christmas Appeal, Mrs MP and myself went to see the Albion Christmas Band in concert at the Sage Concert Hall this evening. They are a folk supergroup who get together each year about this time to tour a show of folk carols, readings and general buffoonery.
It was, as they say, satisfactory. We all joined in praising God as they used to do before the coming of the Coca Cola Christ. We raised the roof with our rendition of "Sweet Bells" and our rollicking version of "The Seven Joys of Mary."
It certainly beat going to church.