After the trauma Hortense went through on her wedding day, her friends decided she needed a truly special Yuletide party.
Last year she missed out on her Nativity play, as she had to organize a welcome for an unexpected guest, Krampus Lord of the Yule.
An ancient but beautiful little Angel joined the fun, and marshalled the pigeons on the roof to form an Angelic choir...
while Clara organised the Hedgehogs to play shepherd and sheep...
who quite happily rolled in cotton wool for better effect.
It wasn't long before the others noticed what was going on.
Even Krampus called in, congratulated Hortense on last years celebrations,...
and asked if he could be one of the 3 Kings?
Her Maj was more than happy to supply three crowns *she has quite a few since the spider incident*
She even agreed to allow Simeon Whyte to join the festivities...as long as Krampus kept an eye on him.
Hortense and Horatio had the parts of Mary and Joseph, and more than a few heartfelt tears were shed as a cute little fox cub snuggled and slept in their loving arms...
After all, what is the point of a party if not to share emotional memories with friends old and new?
BLessings of the Season to you all