Looking forward to A Christmas Carol aswell. I have to admit to not being religious at all (not even been christened) but am one of those people who celebrate Christmas (and Festivus on the 23rd) mainly because it's the one time you get to see your family in one go. I have my little rituals and one of them is to read "A Christmas Carol" over the 22nd and 23rd to get me into the festive spirit!
"You damned courtiers to the Queen, you're nothing but lap dogs to a slip of a girl!"
Hope to meet a nautical cove or two online to chat about Tom, "Who", etc