The spirit of Christmas

Hello there,

Due to the heavy dose of yuletide cheers going around I thought it only natural to write a post about the spirit of Christmas.  That of course, as you well know, is Scotch.

Sean Connery knows how to fill himself with the spirit of Christmas. All he needs is a delicious single malt Scotch and an hour.

This of course is not a hard and fast rule.  Since we live in a secular society these days, the drinks you consume over Christmas are not dictated by the Bible anymore.  No longer will we have to constantly drink red wine for twelve days straight.  Thank God.

Here we see two old friends Roger Sterling and Don Draper enjoying a Christmas catchup. You shouldn't be drinking alone at Christmas time.

That being said, there is no reason you wouldn’t want to drink Scotch unless you are cleansing your palate with a martini of course.

Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby give the Scotch a rest while they catch up over Christmas. Many an anecdote was told that night I can tell you.

But there is more meaning to the ‘spirit’ of Christmas than just a peaty single malt.  Christmas is about being around the people you love and then drinking a peaty single malt.  It’s been like that ever since Saint Nicholas gave Scotch to battle weary crusaders on Christmas day four thousands years ago.

Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau can put aside their life long feud to sit down and have a drink at Christmas time.

So why not pick up the telephone and call one of your good friends, invite them round and indulge in some fine banter over a bottle of Scotland’s finest (I don’t mean Sean Connery).

In this rare picture Michael Caine and Sean Connery have gotten together to celebrate and reinact the first Christmas. Here we see Sean Connery indicated the direction of where they will be able to find some Scotch.

So there you have it.  Merry Christmas.

G.O. Brixley