Hereford Cathedral holds two carol services, this year on 22nd and 23rd of December. On Sunday, the Cathedral was packed and I expect it was on the Saturday too. Why? It is an occasion not to be missed. There is nothing quite like being present in the building as the music unfolds. No radio or television can properly reproduce it. The atmosphere is one of profound beauty and contemplation, enlivened by superb singing by the choir and rousing song from the congregation from time to time.
Christmas has now started for real. Before, it was Advent for the Church and Commerce otherwise.