Christmas Shop is back to spread festive magic

2015-11-11 06:00
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IT was like going back in time. Back to a time when we were told to be in bed at eight o’clock or he wouldn’t come because he sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake so be good for goodness sake!

Shrouded in a cloud of mystery with papers covering the windows to keep peeping toms out, they (the Christmas elves) were hard at work unpacking the latest in Christmas decor and this season’s must-have trees.

I for one couldn’t wait to see what all the fuss had been about; what was so special about this Christmas Shop that had popped up in Port Elizabeth for approximately three months every year for the past 17 years.

They had been everywhere in Port Elizabeth, from Walker Drive Shopping Centre to Moffet on Main, and this year they are popping up at Walmer Park shopping centre (just follow the drop- dead gorgeous Christmas trees inside the shopping centre and you will find this magical little shop, next to NuMetro).

Yeah, so this shop this year might not be as big as we all know it to be, but believe you me, when I say that no expense has been spared, no bauble left unwrapped and no tree not properly fluffed to make your insides go warm and fuzzy.

And then still it will take you back to the days when you as a kid left the cookies and milk out for Santa even though your house didn’t have a chimney. When you went to bed at 8pm so that Santa could magically climb down the chimney that you forgot you didn’t have.

To Evy, Maria, Mark, Audette, Michelle, Vusi, Derek and Captain and everybody else involved in bringing the Christmas magic to Port Elizabeth on a yearly basis, thank you and may you always spread Christmas cheer and fun in everything you do!’

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