Christmas wishes and a Christmas challenge


I’d like to wish everyone who reads this blog a very happy Christmas, and a successful start to 2014

Merry Christmas 2013

Once again I’m not sending Christmas cards – instead I am donating money to SOFII. And once again, how much I give will be up to you.

Yes, my Christmas Challenge is back again this year! You may recall that last year I asked you to work out my favourite 10 Christmas songs of all time. This year, can you work out the worst 10 Christmas songs ever?

My card (above – click on it to see a larger version) is a word cloud of the lyrics from the 10 songs that I think are the worst Christmas songs ever recorded. If you think you can work out which 10 I have selected, email me your guesses.

For every entry I receive I will donate £1 to SOFII*. And at midday on Christmas Eve I will draw, at random, one entry from those that have got all 10 right (or those nearest if, like last year, no-one manages it) and they will win a £50 donation for the charity of their choice.

Good luck with the challenge. And please do pass this on to colleagues and friends to increase their chances of winning too.

With very best wishes for Christmas and the new year.


PS For those of you that don’t get all 10, I will blog the answers on Christmas Eve.

* I have chosen SOFII again this year as they provide an invaluable resource to all us fundraisers. Our job is to inspire donors and SOFII makes this a little easier for all of us. Much as I love them, I need to limit my donation to them to £200, but please do enter to make sure we get there.