magical christmas eve..

Merry Christmas lovely people!
How was your day, super great I hope.
Just a quick pop by to say hi and some photo's of Christmas Eve.
On Christmas Eve we drove to my folks for Christmas, and visited the village church for the crib service. The whole village, it seemed, filled the pews for the story of the nativity.  The church was lit with many candles, lighting the stained glass windows.
Children from the village were dressed up as donkey, the Inn Keeper, Mary, Joseph and Angels.
As the Vicar read the story of the nativity she invited the children up and join her around the crib... which Charlie eagerly did, he was the Inn Keeper and a Wise Man.  Rufus was a donkey.
We sang Silent Night, I looked over at my children, and felt the lump in my throat. I couldn't sing, it was so touchingly beautiful seeing them sing this gorgeous carol.
After the service, we wandered home through the village looking in at Christmas in other people's homes, the lights were so beautiful.
I love Christmas Eve, more than the big day!
Off for a mince pie, looking forward to seeing all your Christmas stories!

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