5 December is behind us, Sinterklaas has left town, and the Christmas trees have arrived on Nassauplein. Packed and stacked they look a bit like torpedos. But soon each one of them will be the pride and joy of a household, the centre piece of a living room. With their scent of fresh pine-needles and the soft glow of candlelight they will make us want to sing of a new-born king and peace on Earth.
9 December 2014 (MM)