You’ll know its here when you can smell the scent of cinnamon, cloves, spruce and pine. The lights too are a clue, twinkling on the tree or glowing brightly outside. Embrace the preparations and nod to festive times past; string a wreath of hawthorn or bay, burn a Yule log and sing carols. Make a party out of making presents, then cross your fingers for snow. Come the day itself there’ll be plum pudding and a jolly table to share your crackers. May your December be merry and your Christmas full of The Simple Things.