Several hours passed and eventually, after much tussling with the decorations, Algy managed to get his assistant’s Christmas tree dressed just in time for Christmas Eve. He felt so happy when she finally flicked the switch and the tree came alive with twinkling sparkles everywhere :-))

Algy hopes that you are all feeling happy this evening, and sends lots and lots of festive fluffy hugs to you all xoxoxo

Merry Christmas everybody!


It was Christmas Eve at last, and time to dress the Christmas tree. Algy started to get out all the pretty baubles and tinsel and things, but it wasn’t long before matters started to get a wee bit out of hand… or wing… It seemed to Algy that the decorations were much more interested in dressing him than the tree…

When night fell, Algy woke up and found that he was no longer alone. Some of his little forest friends had seen the bright star shining on his Christmas tree, and had crept up quietly in the darkness to join him. They had brought him a very special present for Christmas Eve – a beautiful German tin full of spicy lebkuchen. Algy was astonished and thrilled, but he was even more surprised when he turned the lid to open the tin and heard the lovely melody of Stille Nacht!  It sounded so enchanting, tinkling softly in the depths of the forest with the wind rustling through the great trees in the background. Algy and his friends sat there spellbound, listening to the gentle music by the light of his Christmas tree star, while from time to time a few flakes of snow drifted down silently around them.

Listen to the sound of Algy’s musical tin, playing in the forest.

Algy and his friends wish you all peace and joy at Christmas time xx

This is the sound that was heard in the depths of the forest when Algy turned the lid of the lovely German tin which his friends had brought him on Christmas Eve.

Algy was so exhausted from his efforts the day before that he slept right through the few hours of daylight on Christmas Eve, and he was still dozing when it began to get dark again. But, while Algy slept, tiny shining eyes were watching from the forest, as Algy’s little Christmas tree experienced a magical transformation …

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

Algy didn’t have a chimney to hang his stocking by, so he hung it up in a pretty little Christmas tree in his friends’ West Highland garden, and hoped that St. Nicholas would understand.

         ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
         Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
         The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
         In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there

[From A Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement Clark Moore.]