" Mama, can we skip watching TV tonight and start the Christmas decorations?". It is Luca Bo who is asking with a big IKEA box with the letters X-MAS written on in front of him... I can probably count on just one hand the times he asks to NOT watch TV before going to bed. I can't say no. So we have cheated and got started before the first advent. Just a little bit...
"Can we put on Bublé?"
OF COURSE we can put on Michael Bublé! And so we do. And in an instant there is this a jolly, happy feeling in the house with the stars in the windows, some candles and red and white decorations coming out. Just a little bit of Christmas... Enough for a Thursday night before first advent.
We raise our glasses of Julmust (Swedish Christmas soda that is) and sing along with Bublé in "You better watch out, you better not cry. Better not pout, I'm telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to town.", and everyone agrees that Christmas is the best time of the year.