The worst Christmas ever by Tess M Garfield  – Day 4 Advent 2017

My 1st contribution to Solveig’s advent calendar 2017.

Solveig Werner

The worst Christmas ever by Tess M Garfield

Day 4 Advent 2017

Gazing through the living room window, Jessica lacks the excitement of every other seven-year-old girl she knows. It’s Christmas Eve, and instead of getting into her pyjamas ready for an early night, she has to travel to a cottage in the middle of who knows where—Mum’s idea of the perfect family Christmas.

It’s Jessica’s idea of the worst Christmas ever.

Outside, Mum and Dad rush backwards and forwards, loading the car. Around them, snowflakes drift in all directions before dropping to the ground to form a light dusting of white.

It’s cold. What if the car breaks down? What if Santa uses sat-nav and gets lost on his way to the middle of who knows where?

Hurried footsteps scuttle down the stairs, accompanied by the argumentative tones of the teenage twins; Cassie and George. They burst into the…

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