The 2nd Blog Of CLICmas
From Monday 13 to Friday 24 December, CLIC will feature a different guest blog each day - The 12 Blogs Of CLICmas, in fact! Here is the second...
I love Christmas, it's got to be the best time of year for me.
I love all the excitement, all the customs, the music, just everything that's involved.
In my opinion, Christmas Eve is the best part of it all, I absolutley love that funny feeling you get as you anticipate the following day, which is why I really enjoyed reading A Child's Christmas In Wales by the famous Welsh author, Dylan Thomas.
It starts on Christmas Eve, and his use of language is superb. My English teacher wanted us to study it for a controlled assessment we've got coming up, and she was lucky enough to have a recording of Dylan himself reading the story. It's only a short one, but by the end of it everyone in the class was smiling and in the Christmas spirit.
My favourite part of the story was the cats. Dylan obviously hates cats. Even in the recording you could hear the disgust in his voice about cats, and the way he described throwing snowballs at them was brilliant, it had everyone laughing.
I also enjoyed the part when he was describing Christmas Day and all the different aunties and uncles, it was something that everyone could relate to. The way he describes the aunties and uncles was simple, yet I think that it was so effective because it was something that doesn't need much description as everyone has their own version of the drunken uncle, or the auntie who cannot cook to save her life.
Overall it is a lovely little story, and I reckon that everyone should read it around the Christmas period. Dylan Thomas is a genius author, and A Child's Christmas In Wales really proves that.
Jess.. is a member of both the Swoosh editorial group and the CLIC national editorial group. She can be found on our residential weekends getting stuck into work and play, while stopping her little sister from becoming a full-blown zombie.
A link to the story: A Child's Christmas In Wales