The theme for Advent is Stories of Christmas
(Each week will be a new Christmas Story from one of our parishioners for you to enjoy)
This week’s Christmas Story is by Chris Bray
As young adults my brother and I invited a few friends over on Christmas night. Like us, they’d done the “family lunch” but were on our own for the night.
Later we heard stories of lonely Christmases from many other young adults so the next two Christmases we had an “open House”. Some brought leftovers, some drinks, some music, some friends from interstate.
One year we had over 30 people gathered – there was always plenty of food and drink. Lots of fun, some discussions about politics, religion and travel, arguments over music and sport.
A true “family” gathering!