A very colorful vintage illustration of Father Christmas.
There is a certain something about those old-fashioned images of Santa Claus and Father Christmas that used to be on Christmas cards well over a century ago, long before the now familiar Coca-Cola Santa Claus in red began taking over the world from the late 1940s onward. Periodically, I cull the web and collect various old images into a folder on my computer desktop. A digital scrapbook of Christmas long past if you will. Anyway, here is a very natty version of ol' Saint Nick that is one of my favorites. I hope you might like it too.
Now, I've got a pie to bake and a couple of dishes to assemble in the kitchen (it's just after 10am here) for our Christmas Eve Dinner tomorrow. So, after a second mug of coffee, no more sitting around wasting time. We will again be having, among other things, a goose as the main part of the meal for the second year in a row. Our son Young Master Paul enjoyed it so much last year that he suggested, before the meal was even concluded, we have a Christmas Goose every year. Good man! That was all we needed to here. So, a goose it is.