December 20, 2012 by patrickpadget
There is always huge excitement at Downham Abbey when Santa is due. Lord Cuthbert always goes to bed really early and leaves a strategic pillow-case hung over the end of his bed in readiness along with a big sausage roll and a glass of whisky. For a man of his age and wisdom it is odd that Cuthbert has never stopped believing that a white-haired old man, dressed in a loose-fitting red gown and smoking a cigar, creeps down the chimney on Christmas Eve just to fiddle around in the children’s bedrooms. Last time it happened, it was Jimmy Savile staying over at Downham for a long weekend!
But tonight poor Santa has a slight problem: