With thanks to Helen Steiner Rice
Now Christmas is a season for joy and merrymaking,
A time for gifts and presents, for giving and for taking,
A festive, friendly, happy time when everyone is gay -
But have we ever really felt the Greatness of the Day?
Just not too far from where we live is a house in Appelbaar Street - an ordinary house, in an ordinary suburb. South African homes are generally not decorated on the outside at Christmas time. But this house is transformed, every year, into a magical place - a mass of sparkling lights! A place where children are whisked away into a land of lights and laughter! A place that's bright and gleaming, bringing family and friends AND strangers together! A place where we freely enjoy priceless gifts - bonding, laughing, talking, singing - being together!
Merry, Merry Christmas, one and all!