(Don’t Be) Lonely This Christmas

Following on from my last post, whilst I’m safely ensconced in the bosom of my family at Christmas, I’m aware that I’m very fortunate in this respect.

I’ve known people who have lost loved ones at this time of year, and I can’t even begin to imagine how painful that must make the festive period. And there’s the ones that get left behind, with nobody to spend Christmas in the company of. (And I’m not just thinking of poor old June off Gogglebox after lovely Leon passed away yesterday here, although I am thinking of them quite a lot.) 

Not to mention those who, for no fault of their own, for whatever reason, find themselves parted from or unable to be with their family or friends.

Comedian Sarah Millican has been organising something quite lovely over the past few year on Twitter. I’ll let her explain:


I wish I could think of a better song than this to play, but at least it’s (hopefully) a slightly different version than most of you will know:


Lucky Soul – Lonely This Christmas

More soon.

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4 thoughts on “(Don’t Be) Lonely This Christmas”

  1. What a lovely idea – I too have been troubled by the fact that Christmas can be a very hard time of the year for those of us who, for whatever reason, find themselves on their own. I’m sure June will be well looked after by her family this year (so sad to hear about Leon last night), but it is her generation I worry about most who don’t always have access, or know how to use, social media. It may well be us one day so hope they’ve cracked this problem by then or we might have to be octogenarian bloggers keeping each other company on Christmas Day.

    On a happier note – Glad you are now ensconced in the bosom of your family and I do seem to remember that your Mum thought we were all very nice earlier this year when you had your short hiatus. She sounds very nice too, and your dad, so a Very Merry Christmas to them from me!

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