For one gentleman named Andy Park this is a reality. Since the early 90s he has been celebrating Christmas every day and is now nicknamed ‘Mr Christmas’. Below is listed a snapshot of what he has consumed:
87,000 Mince Pies
2,190 Pints of Gravy
26,280 Roast Potatoes
30,666 Stuffing Balls
4,380 Bottles of Champagne
4,380 Bottles of Sherry
So each day he opens presents, tucks into a turkey roast and watches the Queen’s Speech. Fortunately there is no mention of Brussel Sprouts!!
For others the thought of this would be a nightmare. Ray Baker says: “I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindness and humanity of the whole year.”
So much pressure and expectation is put onto this one day that people are frequently heard saying on Boxing Day ‘Oh well, I’m glad that is over for another year.’
Christmas can be, and is for many, a wonderful time of families getting together, laughing, eating, giving and receiving gifts, sharing stories and reminiscing about family members no longer with us.
For others Christmas can be a time of despair, heartache and no celebration at all. Consider the many innocent people living in war-torn lands who have lost loved ones, or the homeless both home and abroad. Those whose houses have been flooded recently in the UK and so won’t be spending Christmas at home.
This Christmas whatever and wherever you will be celebrating I hope you have a wonderful time and in the business of it all you find a minute just to remember those who are not so fortunate as you and I.
Wishing everyone connected with Sheffield Wednesday a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.
Rev Baz Gascoyne (Club Chaplain)