We don't put up the tree until today so today the girls enjoyed decorating it! Then the older ones and me went to watch a Christmas Carol at the Rep. The production was fantastic - just the right mix of scary, sad and exciting. It was fairly true to the original book and the songs were clever and witty; the girls singing them on the bus on the way home. It brought home to the message of poverty of his time and the need to be generous at Christmas time!