Happy New Year!
Oh, let me tell you about last night. We had all decided to give Scunner the grumpy Scottish elf a lovely big surprise. A few weeks ago, Kissy told me that he was homesick and that this was making him grumpy.
Would you like to find out what how we surprised Scunner the Grumpy Elf?
Well, I do not know if you knew this but in Scotland they celebrate New Year’s Eve with a party they call Hogmanay. Well, we all decided to have a Hogmanay party to celebrate the New Year.
When we showed Scunner what we had done, he actually smiled!
We had special food. A lovely cake called Black Bun and shortbread. There was whisky. A lot of whisky.
Scunner brought some bagpipes. When he started to play, it was wonderful. He played a fast tune at first and it got us all dancing. I saw Clumsy spinning round and round and thought he was going to fall over!
Then Scunner played some lovely slow songs. One made us all feel sad but happy at the same time. Scunner told me later that it was called Highland Cathedral.
Anyway, we had lots of Scottish music and Scunner taught us all some Scottish Country Dances. It was difficult at first but once we learned the dances it was great fun.
Then, it was midnight and Scunner was nowhere in sight. ‘He missed New Year!’ Kissy said sadly.
Then there was a knock at the door. It was Scunner standing outside! In his hand was a lump of coal.
“It’s bad luck not to have a first foot Santa,” he told me.
That is what they call the first visitor of a new year in Scotland: a first foot. And they always bring a piece of coal to bring you luck.
We all stood together and sang a famous song called ‘Auld Lang Syne’.
After he gave me the coal, we stayed up dancing and singing for hours. It was fun to celebrate my first Hogmanay! (And Scunner is a lot happier now too!)
Happy New Year!
Santa Claus/Father Christmas
P.S. How did you celebrate New Year’s Eve? You can click here to tell me or scroll down to see what other people have written!
P.P.S. Well, that is the end of the “Santa Claus Christmas Blog” for this Christmas Season. See everyone in a few months!