I love that expression. I know most people sneer at it as a very cheery feel good American term, but I actually like it. Here’s why:
It is the season where everyone gets to have some time off. School children, college closes, most work places close, even just for a day, so everyone gets – wink – a holiday!
Calling it Christmas in this day and age….not really appropriate as the world becomes smaller and people mix more. Granted the dominant celebration in “the west” is the Christian Christmas, but Kwaanza (African American tradition) , Hannukkah ( Judaism) , Milad un Nabi/ ID-E-Milad ( Islamic), Guru Gobind Singh Birthday ( Sikh), Bodhi Day ( Buddhism), Yule (Wiccan & pagan).
And of course, midwinter, the winter solstice, falls on the 21st December and that’s what I celebrate. So I think it’s quite appropriate in our modern age and be all inclusive with the,
(subtext – whatever you’re celebrating) phrase.
I finished my first essay for college last night at 1:28am, which is a relief as it is due this Thursday, and it’s time to finally let it sink in that yes, the holidays are on their way.
This year, the winter solstice falls on a Sunday, so a long walk surrounded, even partially, by nature is definitely on the cards for my little family. I’m getting my crochet groove on for presents and decorations, and long evenings indoors.
But before all that, I am sooo going to veg in front of the telly and just enjoy all the series I’ve been missing out on while researching and writing my essay.
So with so much stuff under my belt, I am very delighted to have a giveaway to celebrate!
Everyone’s favourite lemur is back in “All Hail King Julien!” And Netflix would like to give you chance to win family passes to his coronation party at The Odeon Cinema at The Point Village on Sunday, 14 December as well as a year’s Netflix subscription! There will be dancing and chance to see how this self-proclaimed “Lord of Lemurs” went from party prince to party king! #KingJulien
King Julien is here to party, and no one can stop him from ruling with an iron fist … in the air, wavin’ like he just doesn’t care! All Hail King Julien brings the wild world of Madagascar to a totally original, totally hilarious and totally insane television series in which the king takes on the craziest adventures the jungle has to offer.
A new cast of fantastic, colourful characters joins King Julien himself, along with his second-in-command Maurice, and the eternally devoted Mort. It’s a riot of colour — not to mention a laugh riot — when viewers All Hail King Julien, premiering on 19 December, only on Netflix!
To be in with a chance to win, leave a comment on this post, or click like at the end of the post.
The competition closes on the 7th December at 5pm.
This competition is only open to Republic of Ireland readers.
Disclaimer: As a member of the Netflix stream team, I have been provided with an Appletv and one year’s free subscription to Netflix and will post regular reviews in return. However, all opinions are and will continue to be my own.